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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To trace again or back: retraced their steps.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To trace again; to go back over something, usually in an attempt of rediscovery.
  • n. The period when the beam of the cathode-ray tube returns to its initial horizontal position in order to start the next line of the display.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To trace back, as a line.
  • transitive v. To go back, in or over (a previous course); to go over again in a reverse direction
  • transitive v. To trace over again, or renew the outline of, as a drawing; to draw again.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To trace or track backward; go over again in the reverse direction: as, to retrace one's steps.
  • To trace back to an original source; trace out by investigation or consideration.
  • To trace again; renew the lines of: as, to retrace the defaced outline of a drawing.
  • To rehearse; repeat.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to go back over again
  • v. reassemble mentally

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