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verb [transitive] recapture pronunciation in American English /ˌriˈkæptʃər/ 
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present tense
present participlerecapturing
past tenserecaptured
past participlerecaptured
  1. 1
    to use force to take control of an area again

    Rebel forces have recaptured the city.

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    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.

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  2. 2
    to catch a person or animal that has escaped

    Efforts to recapture the prisoners have been unsuccessful.

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 recapture pronunciation in American English  noun [uncountable]


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