repeat
Pronunciation
  • (verb) IPA: /ɹɪˈpiːt/
  • (noun) IPA: /ɹɪˈpiːt/, /ˈɹiːpiːt/

Verb

repeat (repeats, present participle repeating; past and past participle repeated)

  1. (transitive) To do or say again (and again).
    The scientists repeated the experiment in order to confirm the result.
  2. (transitive, medicine, pharmacy) To refill (a prescription).
  3. (intransitive) To happen again; recur.
  4. (transitive) To echo the words of (a person).
  5. (intransitive) To strike the hours, as a watch does.
  6. (obsolete) To make trial of again; to undergo or encounter again.
  7. (legal, Scotland) To repay or refund (an excess received).
  8. (procedure word, military) To call in a previous artillery fire mission with the same ammunition and method either on the coordinates or adjusted either because destruction of the target was insufficient or missed.
    Add 100, left 50. Repeat, over.
    Use "say again" instead of repeat on the radio. Repeat will bring in artillery fire.
  9. To commit fraud in an election by voting more than once for the same candidate.
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Noun

repeat (plural repeats)

  1. An iteration; a repetition.
    We gave up after the third repeat because it got boring.
  2. A television program shown after its initial presentation; a rerun.
  3. (medicine, pharmacy) A refill of a prescription.
  4. (genetics, biochemistry) A pattern of nucleic acids that occur in multiple copies throughout a genome (or of amino acids in a protein).
  5. (music) A mark in music notation directing a part to be repeated.
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