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captureverb [T]

uk   /ˈkæp.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/

capture verb [T] (CATCH)

B2 to take someone as a prisoner, or to take something into your possession, especially by force: Two of the soldiers were killed and the rest were captured. Rebel forces captured the city after a week-long battle. to succeed in getting something when you are competing with other people: The Democratic Party captured 70 percent of the vote.
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capture verb [T] (RECORD)

B2 to represent or describe something very accurately using words or images: It would be impossible to capture her beauty in a painting.B2 to record or take a picture of something using a camera: A passer-by captured the whole incident on film. specialized computing If a computer or similar machine captures information, it takes it in and stores it.

capture verb [T] (INTEREST)

C1 If something captures your imagination or attention, you feel very interested and excited by it: The American drive to land a man on the Moon captured the imagination/attention of the whole world.
capture
noun [S or U] uk   us  
C1 They witnessed the capture of the city by rebel troops.
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