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retake

verb re·take \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtāk \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of retake

retook play \(ˌ)rē-ˈtu̇k\; retaken play \(ˌ)rē-ˈtā-kən\; retaking
1 : to take or receive again
2 : recapture
3 : to photograph again

Examples of retake in a Sentence

  1. They helped their party retake the Senate.

  2. He retook the lead close to the finish line.

  3. We will have to retake the photograph.

  4. Students can retake the test.

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First Known Use of retake

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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retake

noun re·take \ ˈrē-ˌtāk \

Definition of retake

: a subsequent filming, photographing, or recording undertaken to improve upon the first; also : an instance of this

Examples of retake in a Sentence

  1. The director called for a retake.

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First Known Use of retake

1913

in the meaning defined above

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RETAKE Defined for English Language Learners

retake

Definition of retake for English Language Learners

  • : to take (something) again


retake

Definition of retake for English Language Learners

  • : the act of filming, photographing, or recording something again

  • : an examination that a student takes again after failing or doing poorly the first time



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