repair to (some place)

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repair to (some place)

1. To go or betake oneself to some place. We repaired to the drawing room for some aperitifs before dinner. The two presidents repaired to a private meeting room following the press conference.
2. To frequent some place; to go to some place often. The group of CEOs repair to the same restaurant for lunch every Friday to discuss business strategies.
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repair to some place

to move oneself to some place. I will repair to my room until the crisis is over. She repaired to a safe place for the duration of the storm.
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repair to

v.
To move oneself to some place; go somewhere: The lawyers repaired to the judge's chamber for further discussion.
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References in classic literature ?
On landing, he conducted her to a palanquin, in which they repaired to the Club Hotel.
Fogg repaired to the Exchange, where, he did not doubt, every one would know so wealthy and considerable a personage as the Parsee merchant.
I only stayed to put away my gun and powder-horn, and give some requisite directions to one of the farming-men, and then repaired to the vicarage, to solace my spirit and soothe my ruffled temper with the company and conversation of Eliza Millward.
There was an agreeable little surprise in the way of certain love passages between the desponding captive and Miss Snevellicci, and the comic fighting-man and Miss Bravassa; besides which, Mr Lenville had several very tragic scenes in the dark, while on throat-cutting expeditions, which were all baffled by the skill and bravery of the comic fighting-man (who overheard whatever was said all through the piece) and the intrepidity of Miss Snevellicci, who adopted tights, and therein repaired to the prison of her captive lover, with a small basket of refreshments and a dark lantern.
At the stipulated hour next morning, Nicholas repaired to the lodgings of Miss Snevellicci, which were in a place called Lombard Street, at the house of a tailor.
The two friends repaired to Athos's, and he, faithful to his vow of not going out, took upon him to order dinner to be brought to them.
The idea is to identify, through vehicle inspections, those cars that are really dirty and then require that they be repaired to reduce their emissions.