verb (used with object), re·trieved, re·triev·ing.
verb (used without object), re·trieved, re·triev·ing.
Origin of retrieve
Examples from the Web for retrieved
After the last magnet was retrieved, she assumed slave posture and waited for Couple to unclasp the clamps.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I may be missing some time and there are memories that will never be retrieved.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She retrieved a cigarette from her purse and lit it without moving her face away from the screen.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the family hunted for anything personal that could be retrieved, they were startled when the phone began to ring.Life Under Air Strikes: Children Under Fire Will Never Forget — or Forgive|Clive Irving|August 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The police officer passed by, asked her what was wrong and retrieved the money.
But within was that which has often, in desperate extremities, retrieved the fallen fortunes of nations.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Twice, thrice the retrieved river flashes back, between the houses, the light of the firmament.Rolling Stones|O. Henry
Stuart retrieved it and handed it to her, but she only commanded in a stunned voice, "Read it."The Tyranny of Weakness|Charles Neville Buck
He was thinking, doubtless, that I might have retrieved his fortunes; and indeed I have very little doubt that I might.Burlesques|William Makepeace Thackeray
Gramps twitched it free, retrieved his line, and turned to Bud.The Black Fawn|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for retrieved
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for retrieve
Word Origin and History for retrieved
early 15c., retreve, originally in reference to dogs finding lost game, from Middle French retruev-, stem of Old French retreuver (Modern French retrouver) "find again, recover, meet again, recognize," from re- "again" (see re-) + trouver "to find," probably from Vulgar Latin *tropare "to compose" (see trove). Altered 16c. to retrive; modern form is from mid-17c.