re|take1 [ ,ri`teık ] (past tense re|took [ ,ri`tuk ] ; past participle re|tak|en [ ,ri`teıkən ] ) verb transitive
1. ) to take control of a place again using military force:
Soldiers came to retake the village.
2. ) to photograph or record something again because it was not satisfactory
3. ) to take an examination again because you failed it on the previous occasion
4. ) to perform a kick or hit again in a game such as soccer:
The kick had to be retaken.
re|take 2 [ `riteık ] noun count
1. ) an act of photographing or recording something again because it was not satisfactory
2. ) an act of taking an examination again because you failed it on the previous occasion:
I passed the test on the third retake.
3. ) an act of performing a kick or hit again in a game such as soccer:
The referee refused to allow a retake.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Retake — Re*take , v. t. 1. To take or receive again. [1913 Webster] 2. To take from a captor; to recapture; as, to retake a ship or prisoners. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • retake — index attach (seize), reclaim, recoup (regain), recover, rescue Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • retake — (v.) mid 15c., to take back, from RE (Cf. re ) back, again + TAKE (Cf. take) (v.). Meaning to recapture is recorded from 1640s; sense of to record a second time is attested from 1962 …   Etymology dictionary

  • retake — (izg. ritȇjk) m DEFINICIJA film. ponovno snimanje istoga kadra ETIMOLOGIJA engl. ≃ re + take: snimka, snimiti …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • retake — ► VERB (past retook; past part. retaken) 1) take (a test or examination) again. 2) regain possession of. ► NOUN 1) a test or examination that is retaken. 2) an instance of filming a scene or recording a piece of music again …   English terms dictionary

  • retake — [rē tāk′; ] for n. [ rē′tāk΄] vt. retook, retaken, retaking 1. to take again, take back, or recapture ☆ 2. to photograph again n. 1. a retaking ☆ 2. a film or video scene rephotographed or to be rephotographed …   English World dictionary

  • retake — I UK [ˌriːˈteɪk] / US [ˌrɪˈteɪk] verb [transitive] Word forms retake : present tense I/you/we/they retake he/she/it retakes present participle retaking past tense retook UK [ˌriːˈtʊk] / US [ˌrɪˈtʊk] past participle retaken UK [ˌriːˈteɪkən] / US… …   English dictionary

  • retake — retakes, retaking, retook, retaken (The verb is pronounced [[t]riːte͟ɪk[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːteɪk[/t]].) 1) VERB If a military force retakes a place or building which it has lost in a war or battle, it captures it again. [V n]… …   English dictionary

  • Retake — Re|take 〈[ri:tɛık] n. 15〉 Neu , Nachaufnahme (einer nichtgelungenen Filmszene) [engl., „Neuaufnahme“, eigtl. „wiedernehmen“] * * * Re|take [ri teɪk], das; [s], s <meist Pl.> [engl. retake, zu: to retake = wieder an , ein , aufnehmen] (Film) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • retake — re|take1 [ˌri:ˈteık] v past tense retook [ ˈtuk ] past participle retaken [ ˈteıkən] [T] 1.) to get control of an area again in a war = ↑recapture ▪ an attempt to retake the city 2.) to take an examination again because you have previously failed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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