Translation of retake in Spanish:


retomar, v.

Pronunciation: /riˈteɪk//riːˈteɪk/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (town/fort) retomar
    (town/fort) volver a tomar
    (prisoner) volver a capturar
    • The occupation forces still have not been successful in retaking complete control of all cities.
    • He offered me the support of the Babylonians if I would declare myself and retake not just Malia, but all of Crete.
    • In March, however, she retook control and now sells her wines exclusively from her tasting room and online.
    • Gibraltar was besieged, in 1309, and retaken from the Moors by Alonzo de Guzman.
    • Mirror was helping Geoff and Tara to construct a plan to retake the city.
    • They retook Jerusalem in July 1099, creating Crusader states which would last for almost two centuries and bequeathing an enduring legacy which continues to influence the Christian and Islamic worlds today.
    • ‘Perhaps we should retake control of the ship first,’ Alexander said as they left the hold.
    • 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.
    • The ground which the partisans retake is, of course, poisoned ground - an excellent symbol for the results of civil war.
    • There were strikes and chaos and soon there was a civil war, and the surviving three thousand members begged the government to retake control.
    • He tried to take advantage of Henry's religious imbroglio and retake Northumbria, but was captured at Alnwick and only got out of a dungeon in Norman Falaise by swearing fealty.
    • 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.
    • Burgundian partisans immediately retook control of the royal government in Paris.
    • The Confederates launched a single counterattack aimed at retaking the sunken road, but failed to dislodge the Union.
    • Lord Upjohn too recognised the distinction between the taking of property to prevent it being of use to the enemy and the destruction of property caused by artillery in, for example, retaking a town from the enemy.
    • In 1815, Cajuns joined Andrew Jackson in preventing the British from retaking the United States.
    • South Africa (the Cape of Good Hope) was first conquered from the Dutch in 1795, subsequently retaken in 1806, and finally retained for its strategic significance in 1815.
    • Ramirez sat down, and typed in his personal code, overriding the General's fail-safes and security measures as he retook control of the automated defence systems.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • 2

    Television Cinema
    (scene) volver a rodar
    (scene) volver a filmar
    • What you hear in the concert hall is not the same as what you can hear in a studio recording, when numerous opportunities to retake and to ‘groom’ the sound are available.
    • After the initial pictures, he filled some of the containers with the different colored water and retook the pictures.
    • 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.
    • Photographs were retaken with a digital camera and then imported into the iMovie programme.
    • The scenes you did today were the only ones you guys had to retake.
    • To my dismay David had to retake most of my shots so I think I was practically the last model left.
  • 3

    school University
    (test/exam) volver a presentarse a
    • I have to retake my quiz tomorrow, if I come to school.
    • Several educators have shown that undergraduates, whether individually or in groups, demonstrated a higher degree of comprehension when provided the opportunity to retake quizzes or exams.
    • She later retook her finals and was awarded a third class degree - the most she could be awarded under the regulations following a resit.
    • All of her teachers had sympathy on her, since she was their favorite student, they allowed her to retake tests and makeup missed work.
    • But, because he did not retake his driving test, he was still banned.
    • School finished, she had retaken her test, and then stomped out of the school.
    • In February he cleared the most important hurdle, successfully retaking the ethics portion of the bar exam.
    • Some of these drivers look as though they need to retake their driving test.
    • She failed 4 papers, which meant that she would have to retake the examination.
    • Mazibuko stepped up and buried the ball in the back of the net but referee Daniel Bennet ordered the re-take.
    • Hastings was also banned for two years and ordered to re-take his driving test.
    • I stepped up and slotted it home but the referee ordered a re-take because of encroachment!
    • Robinson's brother had no choice but to retake his final exams to ensure a place at an Oxbridge college.
    • So he needed to wait until the next year to go back to school and retake the entrance examinations.
    • The students have to retake all their exams.
    • 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.
    • I passed every single class on time, and I didn't have to go back and retake a single test.


  • 1

    Television Cinema
    nueva toma feminine
    to do a retake repetir una toma
  • 2

    (of exam)
    to do a retake repetir una toma