repeat


repeat
re|peat1 [ rı`pit ] verb transitive ***
1. ) to say or write something again:
Can you repeat what you just said, please?
The first line is repeated throughout the poem.
If you repeat those allegations, we will consult our lawyers.
repeat that: He repeated that he was not interested in buying a new car.
2. ) to tell someone something that someone else has told you:
I'll tell you a secret, but please don't repeat it to anyone.
a ) to say or write something you have heard or read because you are trying to learn or understand it:
She can repeat the poem from memory (=without looking at it).
repeat something after someone: The students carefully repeated the words after the teacher.
3. ) to do something again or make something happen again:
If you don't pass this test you'll have to repeat the ninth grade.
Repeat the exercise eight times with each leg.
When they repeated the experiment, the results were completely different.
4. ) usually passive to broadcast a television or radio program again
something doesn't bear repeating MAINLY BRITISH
used for saying that you do not want to say something that you have heard because it is not polite or not important
history repeats itself
used for saying that something that is happening now is similar to an event or situation that happened in the past
repeat yourself
to say or write the same words or idea that you said before, often without realizing that you are doing it
re`peat on phrasal verb transitive
repeat on someone if food repeats on you, it makes you BURP (=causes air to come up from your stomach and out through your mouth) for a long time after you have eaten it
repeat
re|peat 2 [ rı`pit ] noun count *
1. ) a television or radio program that is broadcast again:
There's nothing but repeats on TV tonight.
2. ) an event, action, situation, etc. that happens again or is similar to one that happened before:
repeat of: Police fear a repeat of last weekend's riots.
a repeat performance (=something that happens again, especially something bad): We don't want a repeat performance of yesterday's argument, do we?
3. ) a particular passage of music played again, or the symbol that tells a musician to do this
repeat business/customers BUSINESS
customers who buy products or services from a particular business more than one time:
We offer special discounts to our repeat customers.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • repeat — vb 1 Repeat, iterate, reiterate, ingeminate can all mean to say again. Repeat, the word in ordinary use, may apply to what is said or uttered or done again, whether once or many or an indefinite number of times {repeat a command} {the teacher… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • repeat — [ri pēt′; ] for n., also [ rē′pēt΄] vt. [ME repeten < OFr repeter < L repetere < re , again + petere, to demand, rush at, fall: see FEATHER] 1. to say or utter again; reiterate [to repeat a remark] 2. to say over or through; recite (a… …   English World dictionary

  • repeat — repeat, repetition The modern use of repeat in broadcasting, meaning ‘a radio or television programme that has been transmitted before’, with its attributive use as in repeat showing, repeat fee, etc., has tended to put repetition in the shade… …   Modern English usage

  • Repeat — Re*peat ( p?t ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repeated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Repeating}.] [F. r[ e]p[ e]ter, L. repetere; pref. re re + petere to fall upon, attack. See {Petition}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go over again; to attempt, do, make, or utter again;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Repeat — may refer to: *Repeat sign in music, or repetition (music) *Repeat Records *Repeat The Best of Jethro Tull Vol II, record by Jethro Tull *Another word for a rerun in broadcasting *Repeated DNA sequenceee also*Repetition (disambiguation) …   Wikipedia

  • repeat — ► VERB 1) say or do again. 2) (repeat oneself) say the same thing again. 3) (repeat itself) occur again in the same way or form. 4) (of food) be tasted again after being swallowed, as a result of indigestion. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

  • Repeat — The Best of Jethro Tull Vol II Grandes éxitos de Jethro Tull Publicación 9 de septiembre de 1977 (UK) 7 de noviembre de 1977 (EE. UU.) Género(s) Rock progresivo Duración …   Wikipedia Español

  • Repeat — Re*peat (r? p?t ), n. 1. The act of repeating; repetition. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is repeated; as, the repeat of a pattern; that is, the repetition of the engraved figure on a roller by which an impression is produced (as in calico printing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repeat — [n] something done over; duplicate echo, recapitulation, reiteration, repetition, replay, reproduction, rerun, reshowing; concept 695 Ant. original repeat [v] duplicate, do again chime, come again, din, ditto*, drum into*, echo, go over again,… …   New thesaurus

  • repeat — repeat. См. теломерная последовательность. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • repeat — I (do again) verb backslide, copy, do over, duplicate, give an encore, imitate, ingeminate, iterare, persist, reconstruct, recreate, recur, redo, reduplicate, reenact, regenerate, reinstitute, relapse, remake, renew, replicate, reproduce, resume …   Law dictionary