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ri tayn

  • v  hold back within
    This soil retains water
    I retain this drug for a long time
    the dam retains the water
  • v  allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
    She retains a lawyer
    She retained her composure
    this garment retains its shape even after many washings
  • v  secure and keep for possible future use or application
    The landlord retained the security deposit
  • v  keep in one's mind
    I cannot retain so much information

  • The key is that the 'heroes' actually retain their sentience, so they appreciate the horrific nature of their actions, they just can't calm their insatiable hunger for human flesh.
  • A new study suggests that idly doodling during meetings or boring lectures helps people pay attention and retain more information.
  • After Germany become the first team to retain the Women's Soccer World Cup, a look back on the best of the action from this year's tournament.

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