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re·cov·er

re-cover

 
pronunciation:
ri kuh vr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: re-covers, re-covering, re-covered
definition: to cover again.
The couch is worn and will have to be re-covered.
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The word re-cover contains the following part:
re- Latin prefix that means again; back or back again
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The prefix re- occurs in verbs that are Latin loanwords, where it can mean "again" (revise ) or "back again" (reflect ). It also attaches to English verbs (replay, rewind) with both meanings. Any verb can be prefixed by "re- " to indicate that an action is repeated. No hyphen is necessary unless the word formed is identical to an existing word (re-sign the document, but resign from a job).