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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 of retake
1580-1590
1580-90; re- + take
Related forms
retaker, noun
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  • Then, followed by the savage, he turned and retook his road.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • The other retook the paper, glanced over it, and gave it back.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Father Clovis, thanked and rewarded, retook the road to his "earth," as his hut was called.

    The Royal Life Guard Alexander Dumas (pere)
  • Salcedo, retook these captives from the Chinese and gave them their liberty.

    Negritos of Zambales William Allan Reed
  • They retook the guns, but were sorely disappointed to discover that the Germans had rendered them useless.

  • Then, deeply anxious about the future, he retook the road to Will Tree.

    Godfrey Morgan Jules Verne
  • This Division stopped in for nearly twenty-four hours, and retook some of the ground that the 21st had lost.

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

v.

mid-15c., "to take back," from re- "back, again" + take (v.). Meaning "to recapture" is recorded from 1640s; sense of "to record a second time" is attested from 1962. Related: Retook; retaking; retaken. As a noun from 1918; figurative use from 1937.

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