Definition of 'retake'
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A regime jet was said to have been shot down over the area yesterday as government forces tried to retake the hill. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He should be banned from driving then be forced to retake his test. The Sun (2009)Now it is revving up to retake the lead. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You retake control of your future and make exciting plans. The Sun (2009)Friends say that he is waiting for an opportunity to retake control for a nominal sum. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If the Gadaffi forces retake the town the results will not be pretty. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The worst-case scenario might lead to a retake. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I do not see why your son should be forced to retake this exam. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some people react in horror to the idea of students being forced to retake and retake and retake an exam that they have already failed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Follow the hilarity as a lazy man is forced to retake 12 years of school before his father will leave him the family business. The Sun (2015)The city of Glasgow had already raised a regiment of militia which attached itself to the royal forces converging to retake Edinburgh. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)
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Translations for 'retake'
British English: retake VERB
If a military force retakes a place or building which it has lost in a war or battle, it captures it again.
Residents were moved 30 miles away as the rebels retook the town.
Definition of retake from the Collins English Dictionary
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