Definition of retake verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪk//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retake
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪk//
    he / she / it retakes
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪks//
    past simple retook
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtʊk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtʊk//
    past participle retaken
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪkən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪkən//
    -ing form retaking
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈteɪkɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈteɪkɪŋ//
    Exams and assessment
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  1. 1retake something (especially of an army) to take control of something such as a town again Government forces moved in to retake the city. (figurative) Moore fought back to retake the lead later in the race.
  2. 2= resit See related entries: Exams and assessment
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