re·take • v. / rēˈtāk; ˈrē-/ (past -took; past part. -taken) [tr.] take again, in particular: ∎ take (a test or examination) again after a failure or irregularity: Dan had to retake his driving test. ∎ recapture: in 799, the Moors retook Barcelona. ∎ regain possession of (something left or lost): he retook the world driver's championship. ∎ reshoot a movie sequence or a photograph, or re-record a piece of music.• n. / ˈrēˌtāk/ a thing that is retaken, esp. a test or examination. ∎ an instance of filming a scene, taking a photograph, or recording a piece of music again.