verb (used with object), re·took, re·tak·en, re·tak·ing.
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|Michael Daly|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
The best scenario for a lot of people is if the Republicans retake the Senate and lose McConnell.
As the Kenyan government struggled to retake the mall, Shabaab lobbed taunt after taunt.
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|Eleanor Clift|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I can see how the cashier would fall for a retake like that, especially since he don't know much about picture-making.The Heritage of the Sioux|B.M. Bower
He told her how Frank had persuaded him to try to retake Victoire with the law's help.Shaman|Robert Shea
Orders had been received to retake Bazeilles at every cost, and drive the Bavarians into the Meuse.The Downfall|Emile Zola
Philip king of Spain, alarmed at the reduction of Gibraltar, sent the marquis de Villadarias with an army to retake it.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
They were warned, however, that if they stayed and the Italians ever tried to retake the towns they would all be put to death.The Great War As I Saw It|Frederick George Scott
British Dictionary definitions for retake
verb (riːˈteɪk) -takes, -taking, -took or -taken (tr)
Word Origin and History for retake
mid-15c., "to take back," from re- "back, again" + take (v.). Meaning "to recapture" is recorded from 1640s; sense of "to record a second time" is attested from 1962. Related: Retook; retaking; retaken. As a noun from 1918; figurative use from 1937.