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synonyms for retrieving

  • bring back
  • fetch
  • recapture
  • reclaim
  • recover
  • repair
  • rescue
  • restore
  • salvage
  • save
  • recall
  • recoup
  • recruit
  • redeem
  • regain
  • repossess
  • reacquire
  • win back
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antonyms for retrieving

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  • break
  • damage
  • destroy
  • endanger
  • harm
  • hurt
  • injure
  • lose
  • waste
  • forfeit
  • give
  • offer
  • relinquish
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How to use retrieving in a sentence

Then, retrieving their net, they once more fastened Raf into it and turned downstream, as intent as ever upon reaching the sea.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
I stood up and began retrieving the torn papers; they passed them back to me without saying anything.
THE PROFESSIONAL APPROACHCHARLES LEONARD HARNESS
He saw his errors now—only too plainly—but they were beyond retrieving.
THE VARMINTOWEN JOHNSON
On this impossibility of retrieving the past the force of the argument entirely depends.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLE: THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWSTHOMAS CHARLES EDWARDS
He was dropping the ball and picking it up, bouncing it on the ground and catching it, retrieving it in every manner imaginable.
RED DYNAMITEROY J. SNELL
He pointed to Wilbur Cowan, who had been retrieving balls—from no great distance—hit out by the neophyte.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
He submits in silence, and plays on in the hope of retrieving his fault by redoubled care and attention.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 68, NO. 417, JULY, 1850VARIOUS
But a fluent orator has always left to him a kind of gambler's hope of retrieving everything by talking.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, VOLUME 36, NOVEMBER 1879VARIOUS
"You shouldn't wear such things until it gets cold," she said, after retrieving the cap and handing it to him.
THE WOLF HUNTERSJAMES OLIVER CURWOOD
He was beaten, beaten beyond all hope of retrieving his fortune.
THE WEIRD SISTERS, VOLUME III (OF 3)RICHARD DOWLING
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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