• (verb-transitive): To get back; regain.
  • (verb-transitive): To rescue or save.
  • (verb-transitive): Sports To make a difficult but successful return of (a ball or shuttlecock, as in tennis or badminton).
  • (verb-transitive): To bring back again; revive or restore.
  • (verb-transitive): To rectify the unfavorable consequences of; remedy. See Synonyms at recover.
  • (verb-transitive): To recall to mind; remember.
  • (verb-transitive): To find and carry back; fetch.
  • (verb-intransitive): To find and bring back game: a dog trained to retrieve.
  • (noun): The act of retrieving; retrieval.
  • (noun): Sports A difficult but successful return of a ball or shuttlecock.

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  • (verb): recall knowledge from memory; have a recollection; "I can't remember saying any such thing"; "I can't think what her last name was"; "can you remember her phone number?"; "Do you remember that he once loved you?"; "call up memories"
  • (verb): run after, pick up, and bring to the master; "train the dog to retrieve"
  • (verb): go for and bring back; "retrieve the car from the parking garage"
  • (verb): get or find back; recover the use of; "She regained control of herself"; "She found her voice and replied quickly"

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Example Sentences

  • I find that a slow, steady retrieve is more productive.

  • It's funny, there are things I can retrieve from the writing process and things that I can't.

  • And a good retrieve is like the cherry on top of the sunday.

  • “There have been some large legal costs built up in the last week which I hope to retrieve from the Figes family,” Rachel Polonsky tells the paper.

  • I do not use treats for retrieves for 90% of the dogs as the retrieve is reward enough for hard charging gun dogs.

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