UK [ˌriːˈsɜː(r)fɪs] / US [ˌrɪˈsɜrfɪs] verb
Word forms "resurface":
present tense I/you/we/they resurface he/she/it resurfaces present participle resurfacing past tense resurfaced past participle resurfaced
1) [intransitive] to start to have an effect again

Old tensions between the two countries have recently resurfaced.

2) [intransitive] to appear again after not being seen for a period of time

He resurfaced on Thursday and was detained by police at Frankfurt airport.

3) [intransitive] to come back up to the surface of the water
4) [transitive] to replace the surface of something such as a road

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • resurface — (v.) 1886, to provide with a fresh surface, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + SURFACE (Cf. surface) (v.). Meaning to come to the surface again is recorded from 1953. Related: Resurfaced; resurfacing …   Etymology dictionary

  • resurface — ► VERB 1) put a new coating on (a surface). 2) come back up to the surface of deep water. 3) arise or become evident again …   English terms dictionary

  • resurface — ☆ resurface [rē sʉr′fis ] vt. resurfaced, resurfacing to put a new surface on vi. to come to the surface again …   English World dictionary

  • resurface — [[t]ri͟ːsɜ͟ː(r)fɪs[/t]] resurfaces, resurfacing, resurfaced 1) VERB If something such as an idea or problem resurfaces, it becomes important or noticeable again. These ideas resurfaced again in the American civil rights movement... The disease… …   English dictionary

  • resurface — Date: 1889 transitive verb to provide with a new or fresh surface < resurface skin by dermabrasion > intransitive verb to come again to the surface (as of the water); broadly reappear • resurfacer noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • resurface — verb Resurface is used with these nouns as the object: ↑road …   Collocations dictionary

  • resurface — verb 1 (I) to appear again: Old rivalries began to resurface. 2 (I) to come back up to the surface of the water 3 (T) to put a new surface on a road …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • resurface — resurfacer, n. /ree serr fis/, v., resurfaced, resurfacing. v.t. 1. to give a new surface to. v.i. 2. to come to the surface again. [1885 90; RE + SURFACE] * * * …   Universalium

  • resurface — verb a) To come once again to the surface His body finally resurfaced after three years underwater. b) To surface once again. To replace or remodel the surface of something. A zamboni is a big machine that resurfaces ice at a rink so it is smooth …   Wiktionary

  • resurface — re|sur|face [ˌri:ˈsə:fıs US ə:r ] v 1.) [I] to appear again after being lost or missing ▪ One of the missing paintings suddenly resurfaced. 2.) [I] if an idea or problem resurfaces, it becomes important again ▪ Nationalist tensions have… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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