recap


recap
recap (v.) "put a strip of rubber on the tread of a tire," 1856. Used of automobile tires 1920s. As a shortened form of RECAPITULATE (Cf. recapitulate), it dates from 1920s (see RECAPITULATION (Cf. recapitulation)).

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  • recap — Ⅰ. recap UK US /ˈriːkæp/ verb [I or T] ( pp ) MEETINGS ► to repeat the main points of something that has been discussed earlier at the end of a meeting or talk: »Let me (just) recap very briefly what I said earlier. »To recap, most people seem to …   Financial and business terms

  • recap — index scenario, summary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • recap — informal ► VERB (recapped, recapping) ▪ recapitulate. ► NOUN ▪ a recapitulation …   English terms dictionary

  • recap — ☆ ☆ recap recap1 [rē kap′; ] also, and for n. always [, rē′kap΄] vt. recapped, recapping [ RE + CAP ] to put a new tread on (a worn pneumatic tire) by cementing a strip of crude rubber to the old casing and vulcanizing in a mold; retread n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • recap — UK [ˌriːˈkæp] / UK [ˈriːˌkæp] / US [ˌrɪˈkæp] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms recap : present tense I/you/we/they recap he/she/it recaps present participle recapping past tense recapped past participle recapped to describe what has… …   English dictionary

  • recap — [[t]ri͟ːkæ̱p[/t]] recaps, recapping, recapped VERB You can say that you are going to recap when you want to draw people s attention to the fact that you are going to repeat the main points of an explanation, argument, or description, as a summary …   English dictionary

  • recap — re|cap [ˈri:kæp, ri:ˈkæp] v past tense and past participle recapped present participle recapping [I and T] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: recapitulate] to repeat the main points of something that has just been said ▪ Let me just recap what s been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • recap — verb recapped, recapping (I, T) to repeat the main points of something that has just been said; short for recapitulate: Let me just recap what s been said so far. recap noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Recap — The word recap can mean: *Another word for retread, of vehicle tires *Recapitulation, or summary *Going back …   Wikipedia

  • recap — re|cap [ ,ri kæp ] verb intransitive or transitive to describe what has already been done or decided, without repeating the details: We ll just recap briefly on what we did. ╾ re|cap [ ri,kæp ] noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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