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Definition of recapture verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they recapture
    he / she / it recaptures
    past simple recaptured
    -ing form recapturing
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  1. 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.
  2. 2recapture somebody/something to catch a person or an animal that has escaped
  3. 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.
recapture noun [uncountable]
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the recapture of towns occupied by the rebels