verb (used with object), re·took, re·tak·en, re·tak·ing.

  1. to take again; take back.
  2. to recapture.
  3. to photograph or film again.


  1. the act of photographing or filming again.
  2. a picture, scene, sequence, etc., that is to be or has been photographed or filmed again.

verb (riːˈteɪk) -takes, -taking, -took or -taken (tr)

  1. to take back or capture againto retake a fortress
  2. films to shoot again (a shot or scene)
  3. to tape again (a recording)

noun (ˈriːˌteɪk)

  1. films a rephotographed shot or scene
  2. a retaped recording

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.

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