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"retake" in British English

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retakeverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈteɪk/ (retook, retaken)

retakenoun [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.
(Definition of retake from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retake" in American English

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retakeverb [T]

 us   /riˈteɪk/ (past tense retook  /riˈtʊk/ , past participle retaken  /riˈteɪ·kən/ )
to take something into ​possession again, esp. by ​force: He ​ordered his ​troops to ​prepare to retake the ​town.
(Definition of retake from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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