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[ree-treys] /riˈtreɪs/
verb (used with object), re-traced, re-tracing.
to trace again, as lines in writing or drawing.
Also, retrace.
Origin of re-trace
First recorded in 1750-60; re- + trace1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • So we must now march to meet him, and without losing an hour he must re-trace his steps toward Yunnan with his precious charge.

    The Daughter of Heaven Judith Gautier
  • Dick had only time to draw the poor woman on one side, when he was compelled, with his companions, rapidly to re-trace his steps.

    Charley Laurel W. H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for re-trace


(transitive) to trace (a map, drawing, etc) again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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