Etymology
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retake (v.)

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, "action of filming a (motion picture) scene again," it is from 1918; figurative use from 1937.

updated on July 25, 2021

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Definitions of retake from WordNet
1
retake (v.)
take back by force, as after a battle;
Synonyms: recapture
retake (v.)
capture again;
Synonyms: recapture
retake (v.)
photograph again;
Please retake that scene
2
retake (n.)
a shot or scene that is photographed again;
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