1. A retrieval
  2. The return of a difficult ball
  3. A seeking again; a discovery.
  4. The recovery of game once sprung.


  1. To regain or get back something.
    to retrieve one's character or independence; to retrieve a thrown ball
  2. To rescue (a) creature(s)
  3. To salvage something
  4. To remedy or rectify something.
  5. To remember or recall something.
  6. To fetch or carry back something.
  7. To fetch and bring in game.
    The cook doesn't care what's shot, only what's actually retrieved.
  8. To fetch and bring in game systematically.
    Dog breeds called 'retrievers' were selected for retrieving.
  9. To fetch or carry back systematically, notably as a game.
    Most dogs love retrieving, regardless of what object is thrown.
  10. To make a difficult but successful return of the ball.
  11. To remedy the evil consequence of, to repair (a loss or damage).

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