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repeat
American English: /rəˈpit/
British English: /rɪˈpiːt/

Translation of repeat in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 1.1 (say again)
    (sound/word/sentence)
    could you repeat the question?
    ¿podría repetir la pregunta?
    1.2 (divulge) don't repeat this, will you, but …
    no lo vayas a contar, pero …
    1.3 (recite)
    (American English) (lesson/poem)
    Example sentences
    • He repeats it once too often, and it begs the question, ‘From whom?’
    • Because it is becoming less and less likely every day that they will prosper by attempting to repeat the actions of the Baby Boomers who came before them.
    • Gass repeated the experiment dozens of times - and each time the blade stopped immediately.
  • 2 (do again)
    (procedure/movement/experiment)
    (Sch, Univ) (year/course)
    (Music) (bar/chorus/phrase)
    it was an experience I wouldn't care to repeat
    fue una experiencia que no desearía repetir
    the design is repeated every two inches
    el dibujo se repite cada dos pulgadas
    the store is repeating its special offer on Brazilian coffee
    la tienda vuelve a tener una oferta especial de café brasileño
    one of our most popular serials ever is to be repeated
    vuelve una de nuestras series más populares
    this episode will be repeated on Sunday (Radio, Television)
    el episodio se volverá a emitir or transmitir el domingo
    Example sentences
    • I missed 2 weeks of school and almost had to repeat second grade.
    • Young children often repeat grades because teachers or parents feel they have not acquired the appropriate academic or social skills to advance to the next grade.
    • I was in the classroom with Merce for over ten years and not once did he repeat a class.

reflexive verb

intransitive verb

  • 1 (stressing instruction, statement) repeat after me
    repitan lo que digo
    this is not, (I) repeat, not an exercise
    esto no es un simulacro, repito, no es un simulacro
    Example sentences
    • I don't think I need to repeat what I've already said about this film.
    • Even if you've read everything that Moore has ever written, and know this already, it bears repeating.
    • The name Susanna is also repeated, echoing that same vowel and sibilant.
    Example sentences
    • We can take that small gift, and rather than give in to the emptiness, the ever-echo that merely repeats us back to us - we can sing through it, and listen for something else.
    • Similarly, Lee repeats Carter's greeting to his black buddies and creates many funny situations.
    • He also repeated Judge Woolsey's famous remark about Ulysses being ‘emetic rather than erotic’ though he did not refer the court to his source.
  • 2 (food)to repeat on somebodyonions repeat on me
    la cebolla me repite
  • 3
    also: repeating present participle
    (rifle)
    de repetición
    (clock/watch)
    de repetición
  • 4 (recur)
    repetirse
    Example sentences
    • While we do not necessarily expect history to repeat itself, a dollar rally may still take longer to materialise than many now seem to expect.
    • Our linguistic history is repeating itself in this latest verbal revolution.

noun

  • 1.1 (repetition) we want to avoid a repeat of last year's fiasco
    queremos evitar que se repita el desastre del año pasado
    repeat performance (Theater) it's a repeat performance of last year's crisis
    se repite la misma historia que cuando la crisis del año pasado
    a repeat visit
    una nueva visita
    1.2 (Radio, Television) (of program)
    Example sentences
    • By the way, if you missed the show, you can catch the repeat on Radio 4 at 5pm on Sunday, 27 April.
    • Presuming for a second that no one has ever watched repeats of the television show on Nick at Nite, the premise is that the central female character is a real-life honest to goodness witch, whose family are the only ones aware of her secret.
    • We'd do a film together if somebody came up with an idea that wasn't a remake or a repeat or a sequel.
    1.3 (Music) (before noun) repeat sign
    doble barra (feminine) de repetición
    Example sentences
    • The term was commonly used in Baroque instrumental music, such as concertos, and regularly in minuet-and-trio structures, to indicate the repeat of the minuet.
    • He gives us few tempo indications, but gives us repeats that we can arbitrarily take or not.
    1.4 (on wallpaper, fabric) See examples: pattern repeat: three inches
    el dibujo se repite cada tres pulgadas
    Example sentences
    • As many recall, the soybean market, along with other grains to a more limited extent, went through the roof during the past year; the coming year may perhaps be a repeat in some similar way.
    • And, clearly, the majority of Russians are averse to any repeat of the terror employed by the Soviets in 1918.
    • Because there'll be no repeat, we believe ourselves safe, and tomorrow we'll be able to pretend that nothing happened.

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