[ US /ˈɹisɛs, ɹɪˈsɛs/ ]
  1. a small concavity
  2. an arm off of a larger body of water (often between rocky headlands)
  3. a state of abeyance or suspended business
  4. an enclosure that is set back or indented
  5. a pause from doing something (as work)
    we took a 10-minute break
    he took time out to recuperate
  1. make a recess in
    recess the piece of wood
  2. put into a recess
    recess lights
  3. close at the end of a session
    The court adjourned
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How To Use recess In A Sentence

  • The recession blindsided a lot of lawyers who had previously taken for granted their comfortable income.
  • Either the recession is biting harder than I had realised or a lot of people are confused about the boundaries between fact and fiction.
  • Tranmere played with a good deal more enthusiasm as the evening wore on, suggesting that Aldridge had expressed - presumably in an indelicate fashion - his sense of displeasure during the recess.
  • Small businesses have been hit hard / hard hit by the recession.
  • The recession shows no signs of easing in the immediate future.
  • If we want to avert a very deep recession it is absolutely vital that these psychological factors are reversed.
  • Nixon came up with the phrase 'growth recession': even when things are not falling, it's not going to feel good. So what do we do now, chancellor?
  • It's one of America's least "churched" cities, but the religious community fashioned Neighbors in Need as a response to the 1970's Boeing recession. Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News
  • Her favorite things at school are music and recess.
  • The guest bedroom with a deep, recessed window to the front also benefits from en suite facilities and a fitted wardrobe.
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