transitive verb-·tured, -·tur·ing
- to capture again; retake; get back by capture; reacquire
- to get by recapture (noun)
- to bring back by remembering: to recapture a feeling
- a recapturing or being recaptured
- the placing in reserve or the taking by the government under law of a fixed portion of all business earnings exceeding a specified percentage of property value
- that which is recaptured
- a. The act of retaking or recovering.b. The condition of having been retaken or recovered.
- The act or an instance of retaking booty or goods.
- a. The recovery by the government of the amount of money equal to certain tax benefits or unpaid because of deductions previously taken by a taxpayer.b. The procedure for such recovery.
transitive verbre·cap·tured, re·cap·tur·ing, re·cap·tures
- To capture again.
- To recall or recreate: an attempt to recapture the past.
- To acquire by the government procedure of recapture.
- The act of capturing again.
- The recapture of the escaped prisoner made the news.
- That which is captured back; a prize retaken.
(third-person singular simple present recaptures, present participle recapturing, simple past and past participle recaptured)
- 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