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Definition of retake verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retake
    he / she / it retakes
    past simple retook
    past participle retaken
    -ing form retaking
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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. 2retake something to take an exam or a test again, usually after failing it the first time
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: retake

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