Definition of recap in English:

recap

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transitive verbtransitive verb recaps, transitive verb recapping, transitive verb recapped

[with object] informal
  • State again as a summary; recapitulate.

    • ‘a way of recapping the story so far’
    • ‘to recap, it’s been a year full of ups and downs’
    • ‘The poem begins with a summary, recapping the most noble of mythical events that have passed throughout the ages of man, bringing civilization into existence and to the point where the story is about to be told.’
    • ‘In late December, lots of news sources supplement their year-end coverage with stories recapping the news of the year.’
    • ‘Is no one able to relate a story without recapping the year that came before it?’
    • ‘With some hesitation, Cassandra recapped her story for Major Lee: her abilities, her visions, her past, how she had met up with us… Everything.’
    • ‘They recapped the story of their day to the others and they had a mini party to celebrate Jamie's 18th birthday.’
    • ‘Several employees who witnessed the murder also stayed at home yesterday as the entire community continued recapping the graphic murder, which took place in front of six people on Monday afternoon.’
    • ‘Just the day before the child had spent nearly four taxing hours at the Criminal Investigations Department recapping the whole sordid affair.’
    • ‘CNN was recapping the war news that I am sure I read in this morning's papers.’
    • ‘I don't usually watch this soap but on Monday the characters very neatly recapped the last two years of their lives and allowed me to enjoy the high drama without having invested anything at all.’
    • ‘Using charts, maps and archive video clips, deputy prosecutor Nice recapped Milosevic's rise to power in the late '80s and early '90s.’
    • ‘My son recapped the episode to his mother who doesn't watch the show.’
    • ‘Then Walter Cronkite, in his gray suit, recapped it all on the nightly news.’
    • ‘The case, for anyone still unfamiliar with it, can be soon recapped.’
    • ‘He was recapping the details of the story he'd been writing.’
    • ‘‘I guess there'd be no point in recapping everything, then,’ coughed Oskar.’
    • ‘In recapping these observations then, I've found there is an optimum time to teach children the letter sounds, the basic code needed for reading.’
    • ‘John paced around the office, recapping the recent events.’
    • ‘He began recapping a murder trial he had just testified at.’
    • ‘To recap: the union passed a law in June that forces mobile phone companies to slash highly-lucrative roaming fees.’
    • ‘The review recaps work carried out in key areas like housing, transport and schools since the paper was first launched in 2001.’
    summarize, sum up

Pronunciation

recap

/rēˈkap/ /riˈkæp/

noun

informal
  • A summary of what has been said; a recapitulation.

    • ‘a quick recap of the idea and its main advantages’
    • ‘I'll give you a quick recap of the events since we landed on the glacier on the 11th.’
    • ‘But a quick recap at the end can go a long way toward ensuring that everyone understands.’
    • ‘Here's a quick recap of the six tests used to select the companies.’
    • ‘For those of you who don't know the full story of Katie and Tom, here's a quick recap.’
    • ‘There were no recaps, no synopses of what had gone on before.’
    • ‘Most obviously, it implies that we are dishonest; also, it implies that we must be none too smart, since every new term begins with recaps from our profs on the dangers of plagiarism, uncited references and double submissions.’
    • ‘If you've been watching the show, or reading the recaps, you'll know that there's a new family in town.’
    • ‘And if you're wondering why I know so much about a show I barely watch, it's because I read the recaps at one of my favorite websites, Television Without Pity.’
    • ‘Is it strange that I only read movie reviews after I've seen a film, and only read recaps of television shows that I've already watched?’
    • ‘I consult the episode guide and read the recaps.’
    • ‘So I missed the speech, but in reading through the recaps and critiques on the news sites, I most likely didn't miss much.’
    • ‘Both the BBC and CNN International have recaps of the French media response, and they were not good.’
    • ‘It seems you can't have a respectable blog these days unless you can make your own comic strips or do funny recaps of TV shows.’
    • ‘So all you people who just read these recaps so that you don't have to actually watch the show, think about that.’
    • ‘Do you reckon they'd let me write the recaps on the official site if I apply for the gig next year?’
    • ‘I've got some scrawled notes I took while watching the show, which I will turn into something resembling a recap tomorrow.’
    • ‘Maybe a recap of non-democratic regimes on this planet is in order.’
    • ‘We'll go to the White House right after a short recap of the news.’
    synopsis, precis, résumé, abstract, abridgement, digest, compendium, condensation, encapsulation, abbreviated version

Pronunciation

recap

/ˈrēˌkap/ /ˈriˌkæp/

Origin

Early 20th century abbreviation of recapitulate and recapitulation.