The boy yelled ‘Hey,’ and got up to retrieve his belongings.
Once Gollum drags off his catch, Bilbo hurries to retrieve the ring, putting it in his pocket for safe keeping.
In other words, the more widely knowledgeable we are about a subject, the easier it is to retain and retrieve information.
An officer went to retrieve the infant, but when he arrived to pick her up, the person who called was nowhere in sight.
He either used a weapon that did not eject shell casings or he had the presence of mind to retrieve them before speeding away.
Up we rose; the wet air and spray spattered through the hatch; the destroyer swung off to retrieve the dummy.
The impulse was strong in them all to start afresh and retrieve their losses.
The madman darted forward in a crouch to retrieve his dagger, and as he did so Simon kicked him in the chin.
Now we can own the tape of the game and can retrieve each moment of any event.
They did not retrieve any lost annals, nor were any efforts made to dispel the cloud in which they were involved.
early 15c., retreve, originally in reference to dogs finding lost game, from Middle French retruev-, stem of Old French retreuver (Modern French retrouver) "find again, recover, meet again, recognize," from re- "again" (see re-) + trouver "to find," probably from Vulgar Latin *tropare "to compose" (see trove). Altered 16c. to retrive; modern form is from mid-17c.