[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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Related Wordsrundown, summation, synopsis, rehash, summarize, recapitulate, sketch, skeleton, essence, abstract, abbreviation, case, sense, extract, digest, review, brief, syllabus, reduction, version
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
July 29, 2014
So to recap: You know those two lions that were frisky enough to have lion sex and give birth to lions?At the Copenhagen Zoo, Humans Can Be Animals
March 28, 2014
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
February 1, 2014
To recap: The Neighbors has more 2013 Emmy nominations than New Girl.Emmy Nomination Surprises and Snubs: ‘House of Cards,’ ‘Orphan Black,’ and More
July 18, 2013
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?
April 29, 2013
- informal short for recapitulate
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Word Origin and History for recap
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