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[verb ree-kap, ree-kap; noun ree-kap] /verb ˈriˌkæp, riˈkæp; noun ˈriˌkæp/

verb (used with object), recapped, recapping.
to recondition (a worn automobile tire) by cementing on a strip of prepared rubber and vulcanizing by subjecting to heat and pressure in a mold.
a recapped tire.
[ree-kap] /ˈriˌkæp/
a .
verb (used with or without object), recapped, recapping.
to .
verb (ˈriːˌkæp; riːˈkæp) -caps, -capping, -capped
(informal) short for recapitulate
noun (ˈriːˌkæp)
(informal) recapitulation
(Austral & NZ) another name for retread

1856, “put a cap on again,” from re- + cap (n.). Specific sense “put a strip of rubber on the tread of a tire” is 1920s. As a shortened form of recapitulate, it dates from 1920s. Related: Recapped; recapping.


: I gave her a quick recap of the incident


To repeat, esp in a summary form; recapitulate; rehash (1940s+)


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