Meaning of re-cover

re-cov•er

Pronunciation: (rē-kuv'ur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to cover again or anew.

re•cov•er

Pronunciation: (ri-kuv'ur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to get back or regain (something lost or taken away): to recover a stolen watch.
  2. to make up for or make good (loss, damage, etc., to oneself&hasp;).
  3. to regain the strength, composure, balance, or the like, of (oneself&hasp;).
  4. to recover damages for a wrong.
    1. to obtain by judgment in a court of law, or by legal proceedings:to recover damages for a wrong.
    2. to acquire title to through judicial process:to recover land.
  5. to reclaim from a bad state, practice, etc.
  6. to regain (a substance) in usable form, as from refuse material or from a waste product or by-product of manufacture; reclaim.
  7. to return (a weapon) to a previously held position in the manual of arms.
  8. to gain or regain possession of (a fumble): They recovered the ball on their own 20-yard line.
—v.i.
  1. to regain health after being sick, wounded, or the like (often fol. by from): to recover from an illness.
  2. to regain a former and better state or condition: The city soon recovered from the effects of the earthquake.
  3. to regain one's strength, composure, balance, etc.
  4. to obtain a favorable judgment in a suit for something.
  5. to gain or regain possession of a fumble: The Giants recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.
  6. to make a recovery in fencing or rowing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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