repeatre‧peat1 /rɪˈpiːt/ ●●●S2W2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1say againREPEAT to say or write something again 🔊 Can you repeat your question? 🔊 Sorry – could you repeat that?repeat that 🔊 Nick patiently repeated that he had to work that day. 🔊 It is not, I repeat not, my fault. 🔊 ‘I promise, ’ she repeated.repeat yourself (=say something that you have said before, usually by mistake) 🔊 Elderly people tend to repeat themselves.2do againAGAIN to do something again 🔊 Repeat the exercises twice a day. 🔊 We must not repeat the mistakes of the past.repeat a class/grade/year (=do the same class at school again the following year) 🔊 The team are hoping to repeat their success (=achieve the same good result) of last season.3learnREPEAT to say something that someone else has just said, especially in order to learn itrepeat (something) after somebody 🔊 Repeat after me: amo, amas, amat ...4tellREPEAT to tell someone something that you have heard, especially something secret 🔊 Here’s what happened, but don’t repeat it.5broadcastTCBAMT to broadcast a television or radioprogramme again 🔊 The series will be repeated in the autumn.6 →something doesn’t bear repeating → history repeats itselfat history(8) →repeat on somebody→ See Verb table
repeatrepeat2 ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1[usually singular]HAPPEN an event that is very like something that happened beforerepeat of 🔊 The match was basically a repeat of last year’s game at Wembley. 🔊 It was a terrible journey – I hope we don’t have a repeat performance (=have the same thing happen again) on the way home.2TCBAMTa television or radio programme that has been broadcast before 🔊 ‘Is it a repeat?’ ‘No, it’s a new series.’3 →repeat order/prescription4technicalAPM the sign that tells a performer to play a piece of music again, or the music that is played again
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repeat• What none of these groups would find reassuring is a repeat of the old Lawson line that the deficit does not matter.• There's a repeat of "ER" on tonight.• Also on the rise are repeatpregnancies among teens.• Make each succeedingeffort a little harder, but none of the repeats should be all out.• After 20 years, new generations would see the repeat of the cycle.• The second shadowstudy was a truerepeat of the first, although some of the schedules were changed.repeat of• We simply can't afford a repeat of the Alaskaoilspill here.From Longman Business Dictionaryrepeatre‧peat1 /rɪˈpiːt/ verb [transitive]to achieve the same results, level of performance etcIt was the best-selling car last year and may well repeat that success this year.→ See Verb tablerepeatrepeat2 noun [countable]an event, situation etc that is very similar to one that has happened beforerepeat ofI don’t think this year will see a repeat of last year’s earnings.