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Meaning of “recapture” in the English Dictionary

"recapture" in British English

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recaptureverb [T]

uk   /ˌriːˈkæp.tʃər/  us   /-tʃɚ/
to take something into ​yourpossession again, ​especially by ​force: The ​army recaptured the ​town from the ​rebels. If something recaptures a ​previousemotion or ​style, it makes you ​experience that ​emotion again or it ​repeats that ​style: The ​filmsuccessfully recaptures the ​joyfulstyle of the 1940s ​Hollywoodmusical.
(Definition of recapture from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"recapture" in American English

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recaptureverb [T]

 us   /riˈkæp·tʃər/
to take something into ​yourpossession again, esp. by ​force: American ​troops recaptured Guam in ​July 1944. If something recaptures an ​emotion, it ​allows you to ​experience that ​emotion again: They’re ​bent on recapturing ​their past ​glory.
(Definition of recapture from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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