re·​group | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈgrüp How to pronounce regroup (audio) \
regrouped; regrouping; regroups

Definition of regroup

transitive verb

: to form into a new grouping regroup military forces

intransitive verb

1 : to reorganize (as after a setback) for renewed activity
2 : to alter the tactical formation of a military force

Examples of regroup in a Sentence

Members of the search party will regroup in the morning. The general regrouped his forces after the retreat. Let's regroup and try this again. Wait a minute. I need to regroup. The coach called a time-out to give his players time to regroup.
Recent Examples on the Web The battered units that retreated from northern Ukraine will also need time to regroup. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Crews enjoyed days off between assignments — enough time to regroup, rest and prepare for another wildfire. NBC News, 20 Apr. 2022 Mid-April, a month into the NFL's new league year, is typically a time to regroup – the latter stages of free agency often on pause as teams put the final touches on their pre-draft prospect boards. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 Ukrainian lawmaker Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, who visited Washington, D.C., this week as part of a parliamentary delegation, repeatedly said Putin was using the talks as a smokescreen to buy time for his forces in Ukraine to regroup. Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2022 With time to regroup, the Buccaneers tied the score on a run by Leonard Fournette, requiring some late-game heroics by quarterback Matthew Stafford and kicker Matt Gay. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 1 Feb. 2022 Now, even with the prospect of quarterback Josh Allen, 25, leading them back to several more Super Bowl tournaments, the Bills will need time to regroup from Sunday’s stunning reversal. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Jan. 2022 This will allow employees to catch up on emails and projects that are behind—which contributes to a feeling of being overwhelmed—or find time to regroup or even rest. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 At the time, U.S. officials assessed the Russians intended to regroup and then begin another invasion, focusing on the Donbas region and southeastern Ukraine. NBC News, 16 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of regroup

1845, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Regroup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for regroup


re·​group | \ ˌrē-ˈgrüp How to pronounce regroup (audio) \
regrouped; regrouping

Kids Definition of regroup

1 : to form into a new group The students regrouped after recess.
2 : to form into a group again To subtract 129 from 531 regroup 531 into 5 hundreds, 2 tens, and 11 ones.

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