[verb ree-teyk; noun ree-teyk]
- the act of photographing or filming again.
- a picture, scene, sequence, etc., that is to be or has been photographed or filmed again.
Origin of retake
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for retake
“She scored so high they said, ‘This is wrong, you have to retake it,’” the father recalls.For Next AG, Obama Picks a Quiet Fighter With a Heavy Punch
November 8, 2014
What happens if the ground offensive is stalled and they are not able to retake Fallujah or Tikrit?Can Obama Keep His Generals in Check in the War Against ISIS?
Eli Lake, Josh Rogin
September 17, 2014
The best scenario for a lot of people is if the Republicans retake the Senate and lose McConnell.Will Mitch McConnell Face a Senate Coup?
June 5, 2014
As the Kenyan government struggled to retake the mall, Shabaab lobbed taunt after taunt.Syria’s Jihadist Twitter Wars
February 16, 2014
Before the shutdown, Democrats were pretty much reconciled to falling short in efforts to retake the House next year.Shutdown Aversion: Republicans May Have Just Lost the House
October 7, 2013
Orders had been received to retake Bazeilles at every cost, and drive the Bavarians into the Meuse.The Downfall
No attempt was made to retake the town, for there could be no profit in gaining what could not be held.The Siege of Boston
"The Zouaves are to retake the village, with the bayonet," he said.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
A little later the place where the retake was to be made was reached.The Moving Picture Girls in War Plays
Laura Lee Hope
An enemy might at any moment appear, and not only retake the prize, but themselves.The Rival Crusoes
- to take back or capture againto retake a fortress
- films to shoot again (a shot or scene)
- to tape again (a recording)
- films a rephotographed shot or scene
- a retaped recording
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for retake
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper