re-upped; re-upping; re-ups

intransitive verb

: to sign on again
re-upped with the team for three more years
especially : to enlist again

Examples of re-up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At that time, the NMPA can either re-up its model license with TikTok or walk away. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 2 Feb. 2024 Due to the exclusivity language in its deal with MSG, IndyCar was unable to re-up with iRacing when its previous deal expired. The Indianapolis Star, 9 Jan. 2024 There's no better time to re-up your pimple patch stash than Black Friday. Sarah Han, Allure, 28 Oct. 2023 In September, Fox re-upped a contract with the anchor, who was already signed through at least 2025. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 19 Oct. 2023 Prior to the week of the deadline, the Angels had also made trades for Eduardo Escobar and Mike Moustakas, needing to re-up their infield depth. Sarah Valenzuela, Los Angeles Times, 1 Oct. 2023 Buzbee then pointed out that George P. Bush, who challenged Paxton during the 2022 GOP primary election, filed to re-up his law license the next day. Aarón Torres, Dallas News, 7 Sep. 2023 About half the spending simply re-ups existing federal spending levels in these areas; the other half is new money. Kayla Dwyer, The Indianapolis Star, 31 Aug. 2023 Time to re-up your stash of jeans, trenches, and sweatshirts. Jake Smith, Glamour, 17 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


re- + sign up

First Known Use

circa 1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of re-up was circa 1906

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“Re-up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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