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"recycle" in British English

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recycleverb [T]

uk   /ˌriːˈsaɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌriːˈsaɪ.kəl/
B1 to sort and collect rubbish in order to treat it and produce useful materials that can be used again: The Japanese recycle more than half their waste paper. Shall I just throw this bottle away, or do you recycle?
to use something again for a different purpose: Why not recycle Christmas cards as gift tags? Students can sometimes recycle old essays to make them fit new questions.

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(Definition of recycle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recycle" in American English

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recycleverb [I/T]

 us   /riˈsɑɪ·kəl/
to collect and treat used objects and materials that are ready to be thrown out in order to produce materials that can be used again: [T] The law requires us to recycle paper products, glass bottles, soda cans, and some kinds of plastic.
(Definition of recycle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"recycle" in Business English

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recycleverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈsaɪkl/
ENVIRONMENT to use a special industrial process in order to make materials and products ready to be used again: Remember to reduce, reuse, or recycle.be recycled Equipment that is too old to repair is recycled.recycle goods/material/waste Waste is separated into four different bins in order to recycle it.recycle sth into sth Plastic bottles can be recycled into a myriad other products.
to use money for a different purpose from the one it was originally intended for: recycle sth into sth The original capital of $500,000 has been recycled into loans totaling $22 million.
(Definition of recycle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“recycle” in Business English

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by Colin McIntosh One of the many ways in which English differs from other languages is its use of uncountable nouns to talk about collections of objects: as well as never being used in the plural, they’re never used with a or an. Examples are furniture (plural in German and many other languages), cutlery (plural in Italian), and

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