re·group | \(ˌ)rē-ˈgrüp \
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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Downs and Young found their way into scoring position, but Kelley regrouped and got two strikeouts to end the Assumption rally. Steve Bittenbender, The Courier-Journal, "Pitcher Shelby Kelley leads Ballard to 7th Region title," 1 June 2018 We were forced to regroup overnight at a local hotel and make a second attempt the next afternoon. Erin Kirkland, Anchorage Daily News, "Tonsina Point near Seward provides a perfect place for Alaska’s newest public-use cabin," 14 May 2018 Following his worst score of the week in the Wells Fargo Championship, a 3-over-par 74 that didn’t include a birdie, Woods headed home to his Florida compound to regroup and looking to reacquaint himself with his putter. Steve Dimeglio, USA TODAY, "Tiger Woods looks to put putting woes behind him as quickly as possible," 6 May 2018 Better to rip the bandage off all at once, get it out of the way, then regroup and keep going forward. Fox News, "Trump: Reports of impending staff changes are 'exaggerated'," 15 Mar. 2018 Kimball spent six weeks in California after the fire, helping his parents regroup. Clifton Brown, Indianapolis Star, "Fire at family home still vivid for IndyCar's Charlie Kimball," 25 May 2018 Elkins finished 29-12, regrouping from an early five-game losing streak. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Elkins' Thomas named NABC Coach of the Year," 31 Mar. 2018 So Ohio State needs Wesson to regroup from recent struggles -- partly stemming from an ankle injury, and partly stemming from fatigue for a player logging 20-plus minutes per game when his body may not quite be ready for that. Bill Landis,, "Ohio State basketball daily nuggets: Kaleb Wesson key to an NCAA Tournament run?," 10 Mar. 2018 There will be plenty of time for the Spaniards to figure out how to start regrouping following yet another early elimination at a major tournament. Tales Azzoni, The Seattle Times, "Spain can enjoy its siesta after another early elimination," 2 July 2018

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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 \
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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