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retake

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

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   /ˈriː.teɪk/ us  

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.
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