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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.