- 1recapture something to win back a place, position, etc. that was previously taken from you by an enemy or a rival Government troops soon recaptured the island.
- 2recapture somebody/something to catch a person or an animal that has escaped
- 3recapture something to bring back a feeling or repeat an experience that you had in the past He was trying to recapture the happiness of his youth.
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈkæptʃə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈkæptʃər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recapture
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈkæptʃə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈkæptʃər//he / she / it recaptures
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈkæptʃəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈkæptʃərz//past simple recaptured
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈkæptʃəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈkæptʃərd//past participle recaptured
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈkæptʃəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈkæptʃərd//-ing form recapturing
BrE BrE//ˌriːˈkæptʃərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈkæptʃərɪŋ//