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.
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Marquette: The Golden Eagles have to regroup against No. Jim Hoehn, The Seattle Times, "Ponds lifts St. John’s past No. 10 Marquette 70-69," 5 Feb. 2019 Approximately 150 people fled, regrouped on the street and stormed the bar, trapping the police inside. Chad Painter, The Conversation, "How the New York media covered the Stonewall riots," 19 June 2019 The key thing is just to regroup, refocus, get everybody healthy and then go into the next game. Julian Cardillo, Pro Soccer USA, "Former Orlando Pride coach Tom Sermanni hoping to invigorate New Zealand," 16 June 2019 Orioles head coach Zak Durinski was able to motivate and encourage his young troops to regroup and enjoy the moment. Emmett Hall,, "Orioles swoop down on Phillies to take little league championship," 13 June 2019 The Germans and their Vichy puppets portrayed Dunkirk, where British forces helped evacuate over 300,000 people, not as the miracle spun by Winston Churchill that allowed Allied forces to regroup, but as a betrayal by the perfidious Brits. Sonia Purnell, Twin Cities, "Sonia Purnell: What D-Day teaches us about the difficulty – and importance – of resistance," 6 June 2019 By the time the panel regrouped at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the weariness of the inconclusive meeting had blown over, and optimism set in that the second attempt would push things along., "Here’s how the $37-billion Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger went into the ditch," 6 June 2019 Barnes got there because his team regrouped in overtime to beat Iowa 83-77 on Sunday after blowing a 25-point lead. Steve Megargee, The Seattle Times, "Barnes, Tennessee look for another signature win vs Purdue," 25 Mar. 2019 Each time, America’s resilient adversaries exploit the quiet periods to regroup and reorganize to threaten us anew. Bruce Hoffman And Seth G. Jones, WSJ, "Early Withdrawal Will Lead to More Terrorism," 10 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of regroup

1845, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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English Language Learners Definition of regroup

: to form into a group again
: to stop for a short time and prepare yourself before you continue doing something that is difficult : to stop and think, reorganize, etc., before continuing


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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