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Translation of retake in Spanish:

transitive verb past tense retook past participle retaken

American English: /riˈteɪk/
British English: /riːˈteɪk/
  • 1 (recapture)
    volver a tomar
    volver a capturar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (Cinema, Television)
    volver a rodar or filmar
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 3 (School, University)
    volver a presentarse a
    Example sentences
    • 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.


American English: /ˈriˌteɪk/
British English: /ˈriːteɪk/
  • 1 (Cinema, Television)
    nueva toma (feminine)
    to do a retake
    repetir una toma
    Example sentences
    • He points out that there were no retakes on the Garbo-Gilbert love scene: ‘Gilbert's daughter said you can see these two terribly attractive people falling in love with each other on the screen before your very eyes.’
    • They did not need to be funny, they did not need character development, and there was definitely no need for retakes, continuity, or logical plot.
    • ‘Nothing was ever shot twice; there were no retakes or multiple camera angles,’ the filmmaker explains.
  • 2 (of exam) to do a retake
    volver a examinarse
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