Definition of regain
1 : to gain (something) anew : to get (something) again : recover She regained her health/strength. I regained my footing/balance. struggling to regain his composure pulled ahead to regain the lead Some of them regained the weight they had lost. … was still alive and slowly regaining consciousness.— Walter Isaacson … managed to regain control of the airplane and execute a successful landing …— Peter Katz
2 : to get back to (something) : to reach (something) again After a prolonged struggle to regain the ridge, during which the only assistance my partners could offer was a tight rope, I crawled back along the path I had so recently chiseled …— Jeff Lowe … one of them was unhorsed and then, when out of view, regained his saddle.— Daniel J. Boorstin
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