retake Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “retake” in the English Dictionary

"retake" in British English

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retakeverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈteɪk/ (retook, retaken)

retake verb [T] (EXAM)

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

retake verb [T] (GET BACK)

to take something such as a ​place or ​position into ​yourpossession again, often by ​force, after ​losingpossession of it: In the ​battle to retake the ​village, over 150 ​soldiers were ​killed. Finally, ​ourteam had a ​chance to retake the ​lead. The ​juntatried to retake ​power in 1999.

retake verb [T] (PHOTOGRAPH/FILM)

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

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.

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 ​sceneexactlyright.
(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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