verb (used with object), re·took, re·tak·en, re·tak·ing.
- retained testis,
- retaining ring,
- retaining wall,
Origin of retake
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|DAILY BEAST
It was given up, but retaken later in the day, with some loss.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
It was the opinion of our captors that only a few men having been put on board, the crew had risen and retaken the vessel.Won from the Waves|W.H.G. Kingston
The town was taken and retaken several times during the sanguinary war of the Mexican revolution.An Old Sailor's Yarns|Nathaniel Ames
verb (riːˈteɪk) -takes, -taking, -took or -taken (tr)
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.