Adjective "retaking" definition and examples

(Retaking may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/riːˈteɪk/retakeNoun/ˈriːteɪk/

Definitions and examples

verb

Take (something) again.
  1. 'Dawn had to retake her driving test'
  2. 'School finished, she had retaken her test, and then stomped out of the school.'
  3. 'All of her teachers had sympathy on her, since she was their favorite student, they allowed her to retake tests and makeup missed work.'
  4. 'Some of these drivers look as though they need to retake their driving test.'
  5. 'She failed 4 papers, which meant that she would have to retake the examination.'
  6. 'In February he cleared the most important hurdle, successfully retaking the ethics portion of the bar exam.'
  7. 'So he needed to wait until the next year to go back to school and retake the entrance examinations.'
  8. 'She later retook her finals and was awarded a third class degree - the most she could be awarded under the regulations following a resit.'
  9. 'I stepped up and slotted it home but the referee ordered a re-take because of encroachment!'
  10. 'in 799 the Moors retook Barcelona'
  11. 'He offered me the support of the Babylonians if I would declare myself and retake not just Malia, but all of Crete.'
  12. 'The earliest stronghold here was probably founded in 1108 by the Norman adventurer Gerald of Windsor, but was taken and retaken several times during the next century.'
  13. 'Burgundian partisans immediately retook control of the royal government in Paris.'
  14. 'The 18th century saw incessant warfare between the colonial powers, towns repeatedly sacked, and islands taken and retaken, often for use as bargaining counters at the peace.'
  15. '‘Perhaps we should retake control of the ship first,’ Alexander said as they left the hold.'
  16. 'There were strikes and chaos and soon there was a civil war, and the surviving three thousand members begged the government to retake control.'
  17. 'However, as the Austrians retook Bohemia, a French army overran most of Bavaria, where the Elector of Bavaria led another army that joined forces with the French.'
  18. 'In March, however, she retook control and now sells her wines exclusively from her tasting room and online.'
  19. 'In 1815, Cajuns joined Andrew Jackson in preventing the British from retaking the United States.'
  20. 'Gibraltar was besieged, in 1309, and retaken from the Moors by Alonzo de Guzman.'
  21. 'To my dismay David had to retake most of my shots so I think I was practically the last model left.'
  22. 'Photographs were retaken with a digital camera and then imported into the iMovie programme.'
  23. 'After the initial pictures, he filled some of the containers with the different colored water and retook the pictures.'

noun

A test or examination that is retaken.
  1. 'The students eventually did re-take the exam; once again they received excellent scores.'
  2. 'I'll ask your math teacher and try to arrange for a retake of the test.'
An instance of filming a scene or recording a piece of music again.
  1. 'Minus a live audience, denied the intimacy and power of the theatre, and presumably subject to film's requirement of takes and retakes, the whole enterprise was drained of its vitality.'
  2. '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.'
  3. 'Principal shooting began on April 7, 1942 and ended on June 23, with some retakes in early July.'
  4. 'That these four tracks were recorded live offers the listener an opportunity to hear this quintet in the raw, without the safety net of a producer demanding a retake.'
  5. 'Before shooting, my legs have to be filled with energy and the more retakes there are, the more concentrated is this energy.'
  6. 'At times he was free-wheeling, and there are moments on this disc where today's violinists or producers probably would have asked for a retake.'
  7. 'According to reports, he even ordered several retakes to get the now famous stair descent scene ‘just right.’'
  8. 'But a demo or live show takes the musician out of the safety net of retakes and production trickery that a recording studio provides.'
  9. 'Did you prefer, as actor, working on film, where you had the luxury of retakes, or working on ‘Newhart’ with the live audience right in front of you?'
  10. 'Just to be fair, he made his wife, Dolores, do a retake on her song, too.'

More definitions

1. to take again; take back.

2. to recapture.

3. to photograph or film again. noun

4. the act of photographing or filming again.

5. a picture, scene, sequence, etc., that is to be or has been photographed or filmed again.

More examples(as adjective)

"controls can be retaking."

"territories can be retaking."

"lands can be retaking."

Origin

(retake)