recapture (plural recaptures)

  1. The act of capturing again.
    The recapture of the escaped prisoner made the news.
  2. That which is captured back; a prize retaken.
  3. (finance) The retroactive collection of taxes that were not collectible at the time.
  • Spanish: reconquista

recapture (recaptures, present participle recapturing; past and past participle recaptured)

  1. 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.
  • German: wieder einfangen, zurückerobern
  • Spanish: reconquistar

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