retook

[ree-took]
verb
simple past tense of retake.
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retake

[v. ree-teyk; n. ree-teyk]
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:
1580–90; re- + take

retaker, noun
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retake
 
vb , -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)
 
n
4.  films a rephotographed shot or scene
5.  a retaped recording
 
re'taker
 
n

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
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.
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