If he winds up, say, in fifth place, it will be nearly impossible for him to recapture his earlier momentum.
The Venezuelans recapture him and lock him in yet another tiny cell.
Those in long-term bonds might recapture some of the old magic.
1680s; see re- "back, again" + capture (n.).
1783, from re- "back, again" + capture (v.). Related: Recaptured; recapturing.