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resit Line breaks: re¦sit

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Definition of resit in English:

verb (resits, resitting; past and past participle resat)

Pronunciation: /riːˈsɪt/
[with object]
Take (an examination) again after failing it: she is resitting her maths GCSE
More example sentences
  • His son, a second-year construction studies student, failed in the summer exams of 2000 and was suspended from resitting examinations for two years.
  • If it really matters to you, you can always resit.
  • I can see him having to go to college at the end of his A levels to resit them.


Pronunciation: /ˈriːsɪt/
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An examination that is resat: the system allows the office to timetable all resits in a single block
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  • They had revised for their resit exams when some of them had A grades.
  • I suppose it also depends when the resit exams would be.
  • The resit has prompted anger among students who have other examinations on the same day and are worried they may not get home in time to vote in the General Election.

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