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verb [transitive]     recapture pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participlerecapturing
past tenserecaptured
past participlerecaptured
  1. 1
    to use force to take control of an area again
    1. a.
      to win something again from an opponent

      Martin recaptured the lead from Bodine on the second lap of the race.

      He is trying to recapture his world record.

  2. 3
    to have a memory or feeling again, or to be in a situation again

    I know I can’t recapture my youth!

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