Definition of “retake” - English Dictionary

“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)

“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)