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recover

verb
 
 
/rɪˈkʌvər/
HEALTH [I] B1 to become healthy or happy again after an illness, injury, or period of sadness: It takes a long time to recover from surgery. She never recovered from the death of her husband.Recovering from illness
SITUATION [I] B2 If a system or situation recovers, it returns to the way it was before something bad happened: The economy was quick to recover after the election.Becoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
BODY [T] to be able to use or feel again part of your body which has been damaged: He never fully recovered the use of his legs.Recovering from illness
GET BACK [T] to get something back that has been lost or stolen: Police recovered the stolen money.Giving, bringing or getting back
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