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English definition of “retake”

retake

verb [T] (GET BACK)    /ˌriːˈteɪk/ (retook, retaken)
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.Giving, bringing or getting back
(Definition of retake verb (GET BACK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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