[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
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Examples from the Web for retaken
She said sometimes there are technical difficulties, of course, and shots have to be retaken.Jersey Shore in Italy: How Much of It is Really Real?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
June 10, 2011
It had been retaken by the Spaniards, and was now thoroughly fortified by them.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
This left no doubt of their errand, and we were all retaken.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Soon afterwards it was surprised at the western gate and retaken.England, Picturesque and Descriptive
The city, in that short period, had been taken and retaken three times.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
Fian then must have been retaken because he wished to be retaken.The Witch-cult in Western Europe
Margaret Alice Murray
- 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
Word Origin and History for retaken
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