[verb ree-kap, ree-kap; noun ree-kap]
- to recondition (a worn automobile tire) by cementing on a strip of prepared rubber and vulcanizing by subjecting to heat and pressure in a mold.
- a recapped tire.
Origin of recap1
- to recapitulate.
Origin of recap2
First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening
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Examples from the Web for recap
Watson then took to YouTube to recap our Twitter exchange, because the Internet is horrible.Dear Moon Landing Deniers: Sorry I Called You Moon Landing Deniers
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To recap: the FCC spent over eight years obsessing over punishing those responsible for Nipplegate.Super Bowl’s ‘Nipplegate’ Fiasco 10 Years Later: The Pop Diva, the Boob, and the Outrage
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To recap: The Neighbors has more 2013 Emmy nominations than New Girl.Emmy Nomination Surprises and Snubs: ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Orphan Black,’ and More
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For those who weren't following along at home, or haven't been nursing every bitter moment for more than a decade, let me recap.What if the Supreme Court Had Declined to Hear Bush v. Gore?
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- informal short for recapitulate
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Word Origin and History for recap
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