retake definition, meaning - what is retake in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “retake”

See all translations

retake

verb [T] uk   us   /ˌriːˈteɪk/ (retook, retaken)

retake verb [T] (EXAM)

to take an exam again because you failed it the first time: to retake your driving test/final exams

retake verb [T] (GET BACK)

to take something such as a place or position into your possession again, often by force, after losing possession of it: In the battle to retake the village, over 150 soldiers were killed. Finally, our team had a chance to retake the lead. The junta tried to retake power in 1999.

retake verb [T] (PHOTOGRAPH/FILM)

to take a photograph or shoot a part of a film again

retake

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈriː.teɪk/

retake noun [C] (EXAM)

an exam that you take again because you failed it the first time: I'm doing my retakes next summer.

retake noun [C] (FILM)

a part of a film that must be shot again to change or improve it: It took seven retakes to get the scene exactly right.
(Definition of retake from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of retake?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “retake” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

air force

the part of a country's military forces that uses aircraft and fights in the air

Word of the Day

Go ahead! (Phrasal verbs with ‘go’)

by Kate Woodford,
May 06, 2015
​​​ Every few weeks, we focus on phrasal verbs that are formed with a particular verb. This week, we’re looking at phrasal verbs that start with the verb ‘go’. As ever, we present a range of the most useful and common phrasal verbs. Some of the most common ‘go’ phrasal verbs are easy

Read More 

Evel abbreviation

May 04, 2015
English votes for English laws; the idea that only English (as opposed to Scottish, Welsh or Irish) MPs should be allowed to vote for laws that affect only England Yet these are the two principal constitutional proposals that have come from the Conservative party in its kneejerk response to Ukip’s English nationalism and

Read More