recap

1 [v. ree-kap, ree-kap; n. ree-kap]
verb (used with object), recapped, recapping.
1.
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.
noun
2.
a recapped tire.

Origin:
1935–40; re- + cap1

recappable, adjective
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recap

2 [ree-kap]
noun
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), recapped, recapping.

Origin:
1945–50; by shortening

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recap
 
vb , -caps, -capping, -capped
1.  informal short for recapitulate
 
n , -caps, -capping, -capped, -caps
2.  informal short for recapitulation
3.  (Austral), (NZ) another name for retread
 
re'cappable
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

recap
"put a strip of rubber on the tread of a tire," 1856. Used of automobile tires 1920s. As a shortened form of recapitulate, it dates from 1920s (see recapitulation).
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
recap
recapitulation
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Example sentences
Single cells can merge together, and some modern species recap how this might have happened.
To recap, the companies aren't really planning to ship all their jobs abroad, and they're not failing.
Here it is, my attempt to recap a year's worth of volcanic events.
The article did a good job with that time line, but let's recap.
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