Please help me figure out the meaning of the word "retrieving" in the following sentence from the description of the game MudRunner Mobile:

You’ll make a delivery by night, where obstacles are not easy to spot, and hop between vehicles – retrieving materials in one truck to repair another that you’ll fill up to refuel a gas-guzzling third.

I found the lexical meanings of the word "retrieve" here, but am not sure which of them fits here.


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Retrive in this sentence means that you will use the first truck to get materials to fix the second one.

  • 1
    No, it does not. To retrieve something is to fetch it back from somewhere. Sep 7, 2020 at 13:57
  • so why isn't my sentece true, i don't understand... i fetch a piece from a truck and I use it on another truck. What's the difference?
    – Liiuc
    Sep 7, 2020 at 14:05
  • Because "and use this part to fix another truck" is not part of the meaning of retrieve.
    – Colin Fine
    Sep 7, 2020 at 14:11
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    The passage says 'retrieving materials in one truck', not 'taking parts from one truck'. I take it that the first truck is used to make a journey to collect the materials. Sep 7, 2020 at 14:13
  • You are right @KateBunting, now i got it and edited the Answer
    – Liiuc
    Sep 7, 2020 at 14:38

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