Meaning of “repeat” in the English Dictionary

"repeat" in British English

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uk /rɪˈpiːt/ us /rɪˈpiːt/

A2 [ T ] to say or tell people something more than once:

Would you mind repeating what you just said?
Please don't repeat what I've just told you to anyone else.
[ + that ] She repeated that she had no intention of running for president.

A2 [ I or T ] to happen, or to do something, more than once:

The test must be repeated several times.
This is an offer never to be repeated.
Johnny had to repeat a year/class at school.
Some historians think that history repeats itself.
repeat yourself

to say the same thing again, or the same things again and again:

His speech was dreadful - he just kept repeating himself.

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repeatnoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈpiːt/ us /rɪˈpiːt/

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

"repeat" in American English

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repeatverb [ T ]

us /rɪˈpit/

to say, tell, or do something again:

She repeated the question.
Listen to the tape and repeat each word.
noun [ C ] us /rɪˈpit, ˈri·pit/

We’re hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s disaster.

(Definition of “repeat” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)