The attempted or successful recovery
of an ex
from their current boyfriend
The takeback is successfully implemented when your ex-SO leaves their current interest to return to you.
There is typically is a lack of feelings of guilt and remorse after completing the takeback, but immense feelings of accomplishment and glee.
if you ever read this, i SWEAR, i didn't do it intentionally. was talking with some friends, and soylent is the one who said i pulled a takeback