English version

repair to something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishrepair to something phrasal verbold-fashionedGO to go to a place Shall we repair to the drawing room?repairer noun [countable]THESAURUSrepair to do some work on something that is damaged or not working properly, so that it is in good condition againThe builders are coming to repair the roof.Have you had the washing machine repaired yet?fix especially American English to repair somethingI’m taking the car in to get it fixed.The chain on the bike needs fixing.mend especially British English to repair something that is damaged, torn, or not working I’ve found someone who’ll mend the fence.Can you mend this sweater for me?Fishermen sat mending their nets in the sunshine.service to check a vehicle or machine and repair it if necessary, especially regularlyYou should have your car serviced every six months.When was the last time we had the gas boiler serviced?renovate to repair an old building so that it looks in good condition againThey bought an old house and renovated it themselves.restore to repair something old and valuable, especially a building, piece of furniture, painting etc, so that it looks the same as it did originallyMany paintings were damaged in the fire but have now been restored.The hotel was restored to its original Victorian splendour in 1984.do up British English informal, fix up American English informal to repair an old building or vehicle, so that it looks in good condition againHe does up old cars and sells them.A builder bought the house and fixed it up.patch something up to quickly repair something that has a hole in it, by putting a piece of material on it, especially temporarilyThey patched up the wall with bits of cement. darn to repair holes in clothesAre you any good at darning socks? repair→ See Verb table
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repair
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrepair
he, she, itrepairs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrepaired
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave repaired
he, she, ithas repaired
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad repaired
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill repair
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have repaired
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam repairing
he, she, itis repairing
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you, we, theyare repairing
Past
I, he, she, itwas repairing
you, we, theywere repairing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been repairing
he, she, ithas been repairing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been repairing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be repairing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been repairing
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