retrieve

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retrieve(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to regain)
a. recuperar
The photos were destroyed and can never be retrieved.Las fotos se destruyeron y jamás podremos recuperarlas.
b. cobrar (hunting)
He sent the dogs to retrieve the partridges.Mandó los perros a cobrar los perdices.
2. (computing)
a. recuperar
It is possible to retrieve files that have been deleted.Es posible recuperar archivos que se han eliminado.
3. (to salvage)
a. salvar
The family managed to retrieve most of their possessions after the fire.La familia logró salvar la mayoría de sus pertenencias después del incendio.
b. rescatar
Police retrieved the stolen goods thanks to a tip-off from a member of the public.La policía rescató los artículos robados gracias a un soplo de un miembro del público.
4. (to make good)
a. salvar (situation)
The player managed to retrieve the situation with a last-minute goal.El jugador logró salvar la situación con un gol en el último momento.
b. reparar (damage or loss)
It was too late to retrieve the damage done to his reputation.Ya era demasiado tarde para reparar el daño que se había hecho a su reputación.
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retrieve
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. ((gen) &)
a. recuperar (computers)
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retrieve [rɪˈtriːv]
transitive verb
1 (get back) [+object] recuperar; recobrar; (Hunting) cobrar
to retrieve sth from the water rescatar algo del agua; she retrieved her handkerchief recogió su pañuelo; volvió a tomar su pañuelo
2 (put right) [+error etc] reparar; subsanar; [+fortunes] reparar
3 (rescue) [+situation] salvar
It was left to Hartson to retrieve the situation with a goal in the final minute He was the one man who could conceivably retrieve the situation
we shall retrieve nothing from this disaster no salvaremos nada de esta catástrofe
4 (Comput) (Psychology and Psychiatry) [+information] recuperar
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