v. recover; find and bring in; get back
They say the more they talk to these detainees, the more tips and evidence they retrieve from the area.
Sentence in Classic:
Many a man has been able to retrieve his character, if he has openly confessed his fault and taken his punishment.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen Context
To retrieve the consequences of that sin the Only Begotten Son of God came down to earth, lived and suffered and died a most painful death, hanging for three hours on the cross.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The Indians were removed to Indian Territory, and settlers poured into these coveted lands to retrieve their broken fortunes.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
And retrieving some glint of faith from the grey waters, hopefully, without much help from reason, she followed the fish; the speckled, streaked, and blotched; seeing in that vision beauty, power, and glory in ourselves.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Brownlow, unwilling to deprive the elder son of the opportunity of retrieving his former vices and pursuing an honest career, proposed this mode of distribution, to which his young charge joyfully acceded.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context