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retook

[ree-too k] /riˈtʊk/
verb
1.
simple past tense of retake.

retake

[v. ree-teyk; n. ree-teyk] /v. riˈteɪk; n. ˈriˌteɪk/
verb (used with object), retook, retaken, retaking.
1.
to take again; take back.
2.
to recapture.
3.
to photograph or film again.
noun
4.
the act of photographing or filming again.
5.
a picture, scene, sequence, etc., that is to be or has been photographed or filmed again.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; re- + take
Related forms
retaker, noun
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Examples for retook
  • They retook the position and then helped evacuate the wounded.
  • After negotiations broke down, authorities forcibly retook the facility, using tear gas and live ammunition.
  • Opposition fighters retook the town from government soldiers.
  • These regiments, in hand-to- hand fighting, retook the position.
  • The candidate returned to the examination center and retook the exam and again failed the exam by one point.
  • He retook practice tests until he knew the material cold.
  • Police and military killed three civilians and injured three others as they retook the town.
British Dictionary definitions for retook

retake

verb (transitive) (riːˈteɪk) -takes, -taking, -took, -taken
1.
to take back or capture again to retake a fortress
2.
(films) to shoot again (a shot or scene)
3.
to tape again (a recording)
noun (ˈriːˌteɪk)
4.
(films) a rephotographed shot or scene
5.
a retaped recording
Derived Forms
retaker, noun
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Word Origin and History for retook
retake
1436, "to take back," from re- "back, again" + take (v.). Meaning "to recapture" is recorded from 1645; sense of "to record a second time" is attested from 1962.
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