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recapture

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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recapturere‧cap‧ture /riːˈkæptʃə $ -ər/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 REMEMBERto bring back the same feelings or qualities that you experienced in the past 🔊 The film really recaptures the atmosphere of those days.2 CATCHto catch a prisoner or animal that has escaped 🔊 He was recaptured after nearly two weeks on the run.3 PMto take control of a place again by fighting for it syn retake 🔊 an attempt to recapture the cityrecapture noun [uncountable]
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recaptureNine of the fugitives were later recaptured.The prisoners were recaptured a few hours after their escape.A lot depends on whether Democrats recapture a majority in the Senate.Later the slave was recaptured and sentenced to die in the arena facing a wild beast.Would we have heard, down here in the pianura, if he had been recaptured or killed?By then D day was history, and the Allies had recaptured Paris.Both have escaped and been recaptured since the Strangeways riot.It was sixteen years since Wycliffe's last case in the town and he was recapturing the atmosphere of the place.His book recaptures the excitement of life in the Old West.Viet Cong forces quickly recaptured the soldiers.You are recapturing the spirit and power that is integral to the freedom of the life you have chosen.
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Verb table
recapture
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrecapture
he, she, itrecaptures
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrecaptured
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave recaptured
he, she, ithas recaptured
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad recaptured
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill recapture
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have recaptured
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam recapturing
he, she, itis recapturing
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you, we, theyare recapturing
Past
I, he, she, itwas recapturing
you, we, theywere recapturing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been recapturing
he, she, ithas been recapturing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been recapturing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be recapturing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been recapturing
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