1 STATE AGAIN (T) to say or write something again: Can you repeat your question? | repeat that: Steven repeated patiently that he was busy.—see say 12 DO AGAIN (T) to do something again: Repeat the treatment twice a day if necessary. | Anyone who gets less than 45% will have to repeat the test.3 ACHIEVE STH AGAIN (T) to achieve the same results, or the same high level of performance: Other scientists are trying to repeat these results. | Can he repeat his success of 1993?4 LEARN (T) to say something you have learned: Sandra repeated the poem hesitantly. | repeat after sb: Repeat after me: amo, amas, amat...5 TELL STH YOU HEAR (T) to say something that you have heard someone else saying: Don't repeat this to anyone but I think Derek's got a new girlfriend.6 repeat yourself to say something that you have already said without realizing that you have done it: Mrs Fardell repeats herself a bit, but she's very good for 85.7 BROADCAST (transitive often passive) to broadcast a television or radio programme again: `Omnibus' will be repeated at 10 o'clock on Tuesday.8 FOOD (intransitive + on) informal if food repeats on you, its taste keeps coming back into your mouth after you have eaten it9 sth doesn't bear repeating used to say that you do not want to repeat what someone has said, especially because it is rude: Her comments about her ex-husband just don't bear repeating!10 history repeats itself used to say that an event is like something that happened before2 noun (C)1 a television or radio programme that has been broadcast before: There's nothing but repeats on the TV tonight.2 an event very like something that happened before(+ of): The England-Holland match was basically a repeat of last year's game at Wembley. | repeat performance (=something bad that happens again): Last year's holiday was a disaster - we don't want a repeat performance this year.3 repeat order a supply of the same products to a customer who has ordered them before4 repeat prescription BrE an order for medicine that you have had before, which you can get without seeing your doctor5 technical the sign at the end of a line of written music that tells the performer to play the music again, or the act of playing the music again
Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.