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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Recent Examples on the Web Since last week, after a historic amount of rain triggered landslides throughout Haines and flooding in different parts of town, residents of this Southeast Alaska community have rallied together to regroup and rebuild. Jenna Kunze, Anchorage Daily News, "In Haines, divisions recede as community members rally to help after landslides and flooding," 11 Dec. 2020 Virginia was upset by mid-major San Francisco on Nov. 27, but there's plenty of time to regroup. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, "College basketball's early misery index: Kentucky, Duke and other ranked teams off to ugly starts," 5 Dec. 2020 Sudan remains concerned Tigrayan fighters may retreat to its porous border region to regroup, resupply, and stage an insurgency campaign against the Ethiopian government. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, "Tigray crisis: Ethiopian stature and regional stability at risk," 25 Nov. 2020 Pearl River now will have to regroup before traveling to a Franklinton team next week that has one last chance to avoid its first winless season in nearly 70 years. Jim Derry | Staff Writer,, "Sam Willie, Lakeshore use strong first-half finish to surge past Pearl River, 41-14," 14 Nov. 2020 Then David was hit by a car and took the downtime to regroup. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Black & Mobile, delivery app for Black-owned restaurants ramps back up in Detroit," 23 Dec. 2020 Sunday provided an opportunity for the Kansas City Chiefs to celebrate and regroup. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "32 things we learned from Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season," 14 Dec. 2020 Mi Piace closed for seven days in March to regroup and set up delivery apps. Los Angeles Times, "What does it mean to be a neighborhood restaurant in a pandemic? How four are surviving," 9 Dec. 2020 Wyoming will regroup and with a young squad should never be counted out on returning according to Coach Hancock. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, "Ohio high school playoff football: Wyoming falls short in state semifinal," 15 Nov. 2020

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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 24 Jan. 2021.

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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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