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Recover, 1) trans. a) to get again, to regain, to reconquer: Err. II, 2, 73. All's III, 6, 60. All's III, 6, 60 All's III, 6, 60 IV, 1, 67. R2 V, 3, 47 “(r. breath).” H6A I, 6, 9. II, 5, 32. III, 2, 115. III, 3, 2. H6B IV, 7, 71. IV, 8, 27. H6C IV, 7, 52. V, 2, 30. R3 I, 3, 2. Hml. V, 1, 166. With of: “to r. of us those lands,” Hml. I, 1, 102.
b) to reconcile: “to r. the general again,” Oth. II, 3, 273.
c) to restore from illness or from a swoon: Tp. II, 2, 71. Tp. II, 2, 71 Tp. II, 2, 71 As IV, 3, 151. All's III, 2, 22. Wint. IV, 4, 815. Caes. I, 1, 28 (punning). Per. III, 2, 9. Per. III, 2, 9 V, 3, 24.
d) to save from danger: “kill him whom you have --ed,” Tw. II, 1, 39.
e) to cover again, to sole or cobble: “when they are in great danger, I r. them,” Caes. I, 1, 28 (punning).
f) to get, to gain, to reach: “I swam, ere I could r. the shore, five and thirty leagues,” Tp. III, 2, 16 (Stephano's speech). if we r. that (the forest) “we are sure enough,” Gent. V, 1, 12. “r. the lost hair of another man,” Err. II, 2, 77 (Dromio's speech). “if I cannot r. your niece,” Tw. II, 3, 200 (Sir Andrew's speech). With from: “this weapon which I have here --ed from the Moor,” Oth. V, 2, 240 (== taken from). With of: “why do you go about to r. the wind of me, as if you would drive me into a toil?” Hml. III, 2, 361 (a term borrowed from hunting, == to get the animal pursued to run with the wind. Singer).*
2) intr. to grow well again, to be restored from illness or swooning: Mids. V, 317. As IV, 3, 161. Wint. III, 2, 151. John V, 6, 31. H4B IV, 4, 129. IV, 5, 13. Oth. IV, 1, 58. Ant. IV, 9, 34. V, 2, 248. Per. V, 3, 28. == to grow sober after intoxication: “how came you thus --ed?” Oth. II, 3, 296.
Confounded with discover by the watch in Ado III, 3, 179.
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