[ verb ree-kap, ree-kap; noun ree-kap ]
/ verb ˈriˌkæp, riˈkæp; noun ˈriˌkæp /
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verb (used with object), re·capped, re·cap·ping.
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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM recapre·cap·pa·ble, adjective
Other definitions for recap (2 of 2)
[ ree-kap ]
/ ˈriˌkæp /
verb (used with or without object), re·capped, re·cap·ping.
Origin of recap2
First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening
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How to use recap in a sentence
Closing Number Once again pulling off his signature move, Harris recapped the night with an original song.Neil Patrick Harris and Best Moments of the 2013 Tony Awards (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The head-spinning chaos is recapped in the clip, thanks to One Minute News.David Petraeus in ‘Call of Duty’ & More Poorly Timed Cameos (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|November 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And while the Prince read, he recapped the button, and restored it in place.The Prince of India, Volume II|Lew. Wallace
Slowly she picked up the nearly empty jar on the floor and recapped it.Adolescents Only|Irving E. Cox
Dasinger shrugged resignedly, recapped the tube, and dropped it in his pocket.The Star Hyacinths|James H. Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for recap
verb (ˈriːˌkæp, riːˈkæp) -caps, -capping or -capped
informal short for recapitulate
Australian and NZ another name for retread
Derived forms of recaprecappable, adjective
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