Definition of 'recover'
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These recover after a month or two. The Sun (2016)The unnamed patient recovered after five days of treatment. The Sun (2016)Performance has recovered strongly after some difficult years. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It will be easier to recover after a victory than after a defeat. The Sun (2016)But he left hospital yesterday vowing to play again after recovering from a back injury. The Sun (2016)The second is actually recovering the money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The card provider can then seek to recover the money from the retailer. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The Lancashire paceman arrived in India last week after recovering from a stress fracture of the right shoulder. The Sun (2016)A dental patient in Ohio is recovering after an appointment during which he shot himself while he was under the influence of laughing gas. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She had recovered any composure that she might have lost. Daniel Deronda (1876)It was some moments before he recovered breath and consciousness. The Princess and the Goblin (1872)Only two have fully recovered and about a third have shown no improvement. Times, Sunday Times (2015)She is now recovering after doctors completed the amputation she began. The Sun (2012)We are also getting better at recovering the money stolen. The Sun (2011)This gives your muscles a chance to recover and become stronger. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At that time there was still a chance of me recovering or finding a medication that worked. The Sun (2013)But at home it took us a little longer to recover our composure. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He will go well if fully recovered. The Sun (2010)He has been recovering in hospital after surgery. The Sun (2011)This would make it difficult to recover any money from him. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He recovered to become a good sportsman. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are two options for recovering money on the office. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Little of the money will be recovered. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She is not expected to recover fully, said doctors. The Sun (2010)It was horrible for a long time, but she has fully recovered now. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This would cause a short, sharp inflationary shock but would allow economies to recover and become price competitive again. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For a moment she seemed surprised to see him but then quickly recovered her composure and went to help Ham serve the meal. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEIt felt like a cliché, an unimaginative script and a role in its production that she might find hard to recover from quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Players in the alternative XV are injured or recovering form after injury. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I find it difficult to talk, and sometimes it takes me ages to recover my composure. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Our hero is on his first day back at work after nine months recovering from horrific burns and he's not having a good day. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The wounded soldier, left to himself, gradually recovered full consciousness. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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British English: recover /rɪˈkʌvə/ VERB
When you recover from an illness or an injury, you become well again.
He is recovering from a knee injury.
- American English: recover
- Arabic: يَشْفى
- Brazilian Portuguese: recuperar-se
- Chinese: 恢复
- Croatian: oporaviti se
- Czech: uzdravit se
- Danish: komme (sig)
- Dutch: herstellen
- European Spanish: recuperar
- Finnish: toipua
- French: se remettre
- German: erholen (sich)
- Greek: συνέρχομαι
- Italian: guarire
- Japanese: 回復する
- Korean: 회복하다
- Norwegian: friskne til
- Polish: odzyskać
- European Portuguese: recuperar
- Romanian: a se recupera
- Russian: возвращать
- Spanish: recuperar
- Swedish: tillfriskna
- Thai: หายจาก
- Turkish: iyileşmek
- Ukrainian: одужувати
- Vietnamese: hồi phục
Definition of recover from the Collins English Dictionary
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