repair

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noun
ADJECTIVE
extensive, major
minor
essential, necessary, vital
emergency, immediate, urgent
quick, rapid
costly, expensive
constant
temporary
running (BrE)

The drivers carried small toolkits for making running repairs.

warranty
building, home (esp. AmE), house, housing (BrE), roof, structural
car, engine, vehicle
highway (in the US), motorway (in the UK), road
electrical, TV
shoe
muscle, tissue

nutrients needed for energy and tissue repair

VERB + REPAIR
carry out, do, make, perform
complete

It is unlikely that the repairs will be completed on time.

be in need of, need, require
be closed for

The museum is currently closed for structural repairs.

undergo

The highway is undergoing major repairs.

REPAIR + VERB
cost sth
REPAIR + NOUN
work
job

The damage meant a nine-month repair job.

project
service

They provide a 24-hour repair service.

business
bill, cost
centre/center, facility, garage, shop, yard

a repair yard for fishing boats

guy (informal, esp. AmE), man (usually repairman), technician (esp. AmE)

Why don't you get a TV repairman to have a look at it before you buy a new one?

crew, team
part (AmE)
kit
manual (esp. AmE)
PREPOSITION
beyond repair

The vase was damaged beyond repair.

for repair

I took my bike in for repair.

under repair

We were given a courtesy car to use while our car was under repair.

repair to

to carry out repairs to the track

PHRASES
a backlog of repairs

Investment is needed to reduce the backlog of repairs.

in good repair, in poor repair

The tools are old but in good repair.

keep sth in good repair, keep sth in repair (formal, esp. BrE)

As a tenant you are required to keep the house in good repair.

repair and maintenance

They are responsible for the repair and maintenance of the buildings.

a … state of repair

The barn was in a poor state of repair.

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verb
ADVERB
properly, successfully

Most of the damage has now been successfully repaired.

poorly
completely, fully
quickly
easily
VERB + REPAIR
try to
help (to)

Natural vitamins in the shampoo will help repair damaged hair.

PHRASES
the cost of repairing sth

They estimate the cost of repairing the damaged roads at £1 million.

have sth repaired

I'm having my car repaired next week.

surgically repaired (esp. AmE)

His surgically repaired knee is bothering him.

Repair is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑electrician
Repair is used with these nouns as the object: ↑breach, ↑car, ↑damage, ↑defect, ↑engine, ↑faucet, ↑fault, ↑hernia, ↑leak, ↑ligament, ↑machine, ↑machinery, ↑main, ↑problem, ↑puncture, ↑relation, ↑rift, ↑road, ↑shoe, ↑tendon, ↑wing

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Repair — Re*pair , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Repaired} ( p?rd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Repairing}.] [F. r[ e]parer, L. reparare; pref. re re + parare to prepare. See {Pare}, and cf. {Reparation}.] 1. To restore to a sound or good state after decay, injury,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — I noun adjustment, alteration, amelioration, betterment, correction, cure, fixing, improvement, melioration, mending, overhaul, patching, reanimation, reassembling, reconditioning, reconstruction, recovery, rectification, redintegration,… …   Law dictionary

  • Repair — Re*pair , n. 1. Restoration to a sound or good state after decay, waste, injury, or partial restruction; supply of loss; reparation; as, materials are collected for the repair of a church or of a city. [1913 Webster] Sunk down and sought repair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — repair1 [ri per′] vt. [ME repairen < OFr reparer < L reparare < re , again + parare, to get ready, PREPARE] 1. to put back in good condition after damage, decay, etc.; mend; fix 2. to renew; restore; revive [to repair one s health] 3. to …   English World dictionary

  • Repair — Re*pair , n. [OF. repaire retreat, asylum, abode. See {Repair} to go.] 1. The act of repairing or resorting to a place. [R.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] The king sent a proclamation for their repair to their houses. Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. Place …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • repair — Ⅰ. repair [1] ► VERB 1) restore (something damaged, worn, or faulty) to a good condition. 2) set right (a rift in relations). ► NOUN 1) the action of repairing. 2) a result of this. 3) the relative ph …   English terms dictionary

  • repair — ‘mend’ [14] and repair ‘go’ [14] are two distinct words. The former comes via Old French reparer from Latin reparāre ‘put back in order’, a compound verb formed from the prefix re ‘back’ and parāre ‘put in order’ (source of English prepare).… …   Word origins

  • Repair — Re*pair (r? p?r ), v. i. [OE. repairen, OF. repairier to return, fr. L. repatriare to return to one s contry, to go home again; pref. re re + patria native country, fr. pater father. See {Father}, and cf. {Repatriate}.] 1. To return. [Obs.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repair — [n] restoration, fixing adjustment, darn, improvement, mend, new part, overhaul, patch, reconstruction, reformation, rehabilitation, replacement, substitution; concepts 513,700,824 Ant. breaking, damage, destruction, harm, hurt, injury, neglect,… …   New thesaurus

  • repair — repair. См. репаративный синтез. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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