repeat

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Plain form
repeat

Third-person singular
repeats

Past tense
repeated

Past participle
repeated

Present participle
repeating

  1. (transitive) If you repeat something, you do it again.
    I don't want to have to repeat typing this.
    If you fail the class you will have to repeat it.
    That song is not good because it just repeats the same words.
  2. (intransitive) If something repeats or is repeated it is done more than once, or there is more than one of it.
    The flashing light just keeps repeating.
    The war was very bad, I hope history doesn't repeat with another like it.
    The words "No show hello" repeat through the whole song.
  3. (transitive) If you repeat yourself, you say something you just said again.
    I already told you what to do, don't make me repeat myself.

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Noun[change]

Singular
repeat

Plural
repeats

  1. (countable); An instruction to repeat something. Usually this is used for music in part of a song. Sometimes it may be used for other things like part of a computer program.
  2. (informal) Something this has been repeated; that is a repetition.

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