re-up

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verb \ (ˌ)rē-ˈəp \

Definition of re-up

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

Origin and Etymology of re-up

re- + sign up


RE-UP Defined for English Language Learners

re-up

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verb

Definition of re-up for English Language Learners

  • : to officially agree to stay in the military, on a team, with a company, etc., for an additional period of time

  • : to officially agree or persuade someone to officially agree that an existing arrangement will continue for an additional period of time


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