Definition of re-cover in English:

re-cover

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Put a new cover or covering on.

    ‘the cost of re-covering the armchair’
    • ‘As long as the shape and style of the piece is pleasing, quality furniture is worth re-covering.’
    • ‘The roof of the former four-storey spinning mill, which faces the railway line, is being stripped and re-covered in Welsh slate to stop it leaking in bad weather.’
    • ‘If your furniture is in good condition on the inside but looks a bit tired, just have it re-covered.’
    • ‘Repairs included re-lining the nave parapet gutters with lead, re-covering the north aisle roof with steel, and re-pointing stonework.’
    • ‘Treated roots were re-covered with soil and left for 21 months.’
    • ‘To help the clean-up, the number of litter bins in the gardens has been increased by 12 to 20 and soon benches will be re-covered with anti-graffiti paint.’
    • ‘So I've cleaned them up and re-covered them in horticultural fleece.’
    • ‘He was pleased to find the club more or less as he remembered it, except that the couch and chairs had been re-covered, and the espresso machine had recently been upgraded.’
    • ‘We re-covered the chairs with coordinating fabric.’
    • ‘In addition the ventilation system is being improved, seats have been re-covered and new carpets are being laid.’
    • ‘What that meant was that no more of the existing metal deck roof would be stripped off each day than could be re-covered that day.’
    • ‘Because the systems are lightweight, they can be used to re-cover roofs when the structural system cannot hold added weight.’
    • ‘The snooker tables have been re-covered and are available for use by adult members of the club.’
    • ‘I'm now going to head downstairs and re-cover the sofa, wash up the pots and make a drink before retiring to my room to continue devouring this book.’
    • ‘The upholstered pieces have been re-covered in fabric Ruhlmann originally designed for the textile manufacturer Prelle et Compagnie, which still operates in Lyon, France.’
    • ‘If you are re-covering several seats and need more yardage, keep in mind pattern repeats and ask the fabric-store experts for measuring assistance.’
    • ‘Both Cattel and Hutchinson advise owners who are re-covering their roof to proceed with caution.’
    • ‘Both men then re-covered their meals with foil and ignored me.’
    • ‘‘Some furniture I've re-covered a second time around,’ he said.’
    • ‘Friends tell me it is cheaper to buy a new sofa than to re-cover my trusted old one.’

Pronunciation:

re-cover

/rēˈkəvər/