- 1 [with object] Put a new coating on or re-form (a surface, especially a road): I helped my mother to resurface the kitchen floor (as noun resurfacing) the road has been closed for resurfacingMore example sentences
- Construction to rebuild and resurface the road has reached Phase Two.
- The road was being resurfaced and glistened with fudge-soft tarmac.
- ‘We need changes; we need speed bumps and the roads need to be resurfaced,’ she says.
- 2 [no object] Come back up to the surface of water: he resurfaced beside the boatMore example sentences
- My ears pop, as if submerging in water then resurfacing.
- Once resurfacing from the water, hair in his eyes, he could see Jo laughing, not so discreetly slapping her thigh in mirth.
- With that, he pushed Amy under the water and when she resurfaced, he laughed and made her kick her feet so that they would get to the island faster.
- 2.1Arise or become evident again: serious concerns about the welfare of animals eventually resurfacedMore example sentences
- He suggests tossing it in the sea but Gandalf says it would eventually resurface.
- When authorities thought they had the situation under control, however, the virus resurfaced last month in Perak.
- The virus, which caused brain damage in dozens of victims, has resurfaced this year in several Malaysian villages.
- 2.2(Of a person) come out of hiding or obscurity: he resurfaced under a false identity in AustraliaMore example sentences
- George's long-lost sister Emily similarly resurfaces as ‘a French lady, named De Thoux’ at the end of the novel.
- When the baron's wife resurfaces in the text to greet the king who is de passage, she again drips with disingenuousness.
- She occasionally resurfaces to publish these short stories and to feed.
More definitions of resurfaceDefinition of resurface in:
- The US English dictionary