Definition for retook (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), re·took, re·tak·en, re·tak·ing.
Examples from the Web for retook
The “Nueve” was representative of the quite heterogeneous forces that retook the city.
Gressly retook his seat and another young man approached the bench.From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals|Matthew Wolfe|July 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He presently overtook them, killed two of their party, and retook the prisoners and the scalps of those whom they had slain.Chronicles of Border Warfare|Alexander Scott Withers
They retook the tower, killed the pagans in it, tore down the standard of Saladin and threw it to the ground.A Source Book for Mediaeval History|Oliver J. Thatcher
Lucius Quietus retook Nisibis, and plundered and burnt Edessa.
Lieutenant Symons then led a charge and retook the lost sap, shooting two Turks with his revolver.Australia in Arms|Phillip F.E. Schuler
Early in the morning they retook the path to the Foss Way, crossing the stream at a ford higher up.
British Dictionary definitions for retook
verb (riːˈteɪk) -takes, -taking, -took or -taken (tr)
Word Origin and History for retook
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.