- simple past tense of retake.
[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 retook
The “Nueve” was representative of the quite heterogeneous forces that retook the city.Who Liberated Paris in August 1944?
August 24, 2014
Gressly retook his seat and another young man approached the bench.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals
July 28, 2013
Relations between the Bush White House and Congress were notoriously frosty—even before Democrats retook it in 2006.Five Ways Obama Has Already Changed Washington
Ana Marie Cox
November 26, 2008
The other retook the paper, glanced over it, and gave it back.The Long Roll
Salcedo, retook these captives from the Chinese and gave them their liberty.Negritos of Zambales
William Allan Reed
He again entered the Milanese in 1525, and retook the capital.
Then, followed by the savage, he turned and retook his road.The Pools of Silence
H. de Vere Stacpoole
Then, deeply anxious about the future, he retook the road to Will Tree.Godfrey Morgan
- 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
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Word Origin and History for retook
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