recap

recap
[[t]ri͟ːkæ̱p[/t]]
recaps, recapping, recapped
You can say that you are going to recap when you want to draw people's attention to the fact that you are going to repeat the main points of an explanation, argument, or description, as a summary of it.

To recap briefly, an agreement negotiated to cut the budget deficit in the coming year was rejected 10 days ago by a large majority...

[V n] Can you recap the points included in the regional conference proposal?

Syn:
sum up, recapitulate
N-SING
Recap is also a noun.

Each report starts with a summary of the last month, a recap of how we did versus our projections, and a rundown on the significant events of the period.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • recap — Ⅰ. recap UK US /ˈriːkæp/ verb [I or T] ( pp ) MEETINGS ► to repeat the main points of something that has been discussed earlier at the end of a meeting or talk: »Let me (just) recap very briefly what I said earlier. »To recap, most people seem to …   Financial and business terms

  • recap — index scenario, summary Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • recap — (v.) put a strip of rubber on the tread of a tire, 1856. Used of automobile tires 1920s. As a shortened form of RECAPITULATE (Cf. recapitulate), it dates from 1920s (see RECAPITULATION (Cf. recapitulation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • recap — informal ► VERB (recapped, recapping) ▪ recapitulate. ► NOUN ▪ a recapitulation …   English terms dictionary

  • recap — ☆ ☆ recap recap1 [rē kap′; ] also, and for n. always [, rē′kap΄] vt. recapped, recapping [ RE + CAP ] to put a new tread on (a worn pneumatic tire) by cementing a strip of crude rubber to the old casing and vulcanizing in a mold; retread n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • recap — UK [ˌriːˈkæp] / UK [ˈriːˌkæp] / US [ˌrɪˈkæp] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms recap : present tense I/you/we/they recap he/she/it recaps present participle recapping past tense recapped past participle recapped to describe what has… …   English dictionary

  • recap — re|cap [ˈri:kæp, ri:ˈkæp] v past tense and past participle recapped present participle recapping [I and T] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: recapitulate] to repeat the main points of something that has just been said ▪ Let me just recap what s been… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • recap — verb recapped, recapping (I, T) to repeat the main points of something that has just been said; short for recapitulate: Let me just recap what s been said so far. recap noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Recap — The word recap can mean: *Another word for retread, of vehicle tires *Recapitulation, or summary *Going back …   Wikipedia

  • recap — re|cap [ ,ri kæp ] verb intransitive or transitive to describe what has already been done or decided, without repeating the details: We ll just recap briefly on what we did. ╾ re|cap [ ri,kæp ] noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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