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  • n  the act of putting something in working order again
  • n  a formal way of referring to the condition of something
    the building was in good repair
  • n  a frequently visited place
  • v  restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    She repaired her TV set
  • v  make amends for; pay compensation for
    One can never fully repair the suffering and losses of the Jews in the Third Reich
  • v  move, travel, or proceed toward some place
    He repaired to his cabin in the woods
  • v  set straight or right
    repair an oversight
  • v  give new life or energy to
    This treatment repaired my health

  • Consumers who are putting off new purchases are turning to businesses that repair old ones.
  • $16 billion to repair public housing and make key energy efficiency retrofits.
  • The ghosts of Challenger and Columbia notwithstanding, NASA's top mission manager decides the gouged shuttle Endeavour can withstand re-entry without repair.
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  • Barack Obama in Irish Times
    Over the remainder of 2008, the effects of monetary policy and fiscal stimulus, a gradual ebbing of the drag from residential construction, further progress in the repair of financial and credit markets, and still-solid demand from abroad should... Ben Bernanke MarketWatch Jun 9, 2008 82629 110260 repair But he added: We continue to fight headwinds from volatile global markets, so we still have a great deal of work to do to repair the economy and get the American people back to work."

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