transitive verb/verbo transitivo (past tense of/pasado de retook past participle of/participio pasado de, retaken)/riːˈteɪk/
- 1.1 (recapture) [town/fort] retomar, volver* a tomar; [prisoner] volver* a capturarMore example sentences1.2 [Cinema/Cine] [Television/Televisión] [scene] volver* a rodar or filmar
More example sentences1.3 [Sch] [Univ] [exam/test] volver* a presentarse a
- In 1755 he served under Saunders in North America, in 1759 was at Quiberon Bay with Hawke, and in 1761, off Belle Île, retook the Warwick from the French in a fierce contest.
- Mirror was helping Geoff and Tara to construct a plan to retake the city.
- Gibraltar was besieged, in 1309, and retaken from the Moors by Alonzo de Guzman.
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- Photographs were retaken with a digital camera and then imported into the iMovie programme.
- The message states that it is the Soldiers' responsibility to inform their unit commander if they reject the photo, and to make arrangements with the photo lab to have their photo retaken.
- To my dismay David had to retake most of my shots so I think I was practically the last model left.
- Student's tests are never repeated, therefore, they are prevented from retaking the same test items over and over again to improve their test scores.
- School finished, she had retaken her test, and then stomped out of the school.
- All of her teachers had sympathy on her, since she was their favorite student, they allowed her to retake tests and makeup missed work.
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.