1 a legal seizure by the government of profits beyond a fixed amount
2 the act of taking something back [syn: retaking]
1 experience anew; "She could not recapture that feeling of happiness"
2 take up anew; "The author recaptures an old idea here"
3 take back by force, as after a battle; "The military forces managed to recapture the fort" [syn: retake]
4 capture again; "recapture the escaped prisoner" [syn: retake]
- The act of capturing
- The recapture of the escaped prisoner made the news.
- to capture something
for a second or subsequent time, especially after a loss
- The warden hoped to recapture the escaped prisoners before they
reached the town.
- ''New engine designs permit the vehicle to recapture the kinetic energy lost through braking
- The warden hoped to recapture the escaped prisoners before they reached the town.
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