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"retake" in British English

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retakeverb [T]

uk   /ˌriːˈteɪk/ us   /ˌriːˈteɪk/ retook, retaken

retakenoun [C]

uk   /ˈriː.teɪk/ 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)

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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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