regroup

verb
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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As the show draws to a close, the artists regroup in a press room where some of them change into slippers before huddling together to watch the final performances. Alisa Wolfson, Country Living, "'The Voice' Behind-the-Scenes Secrets That No One Ever Knew," 15 Dec. 2018 Criminal gangs easily regrouped across the border in Mexico, and cattlemen clashed with homesteaders across the High Plains. Ann Toews, WSJ, "‘A Savage Order’ Review: When a State Fuels Bloodshed," 11 Dec. 2018 Families later regrouped for lunch in the restaurant (called Life Cafe, of course). Inga Saffron, Philly.com, "Ardmore's Suburban Square shows what's in store for downtowns as shopping moves online," 31 May 2018 But a breakaway faction of the insurgency allied to Islamic State has regrouped and rampaged across the northeast, ejecting the army from more than 15 of its most fortified bases. Joe Parkinson, WSJ, "Nigeria Postpones Presidential Election Hours Before Polls Were Set to Open," 16 Feb. 2019 So, the Brewers must regroup and find a way to win some games before the break or finish the first half with a totally miserable week, which would put a damper on what had been a terrific three-plus months. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Pirates 7, Brewers 3: With four losses in five games on trip, Brewers appear out of steam," 13 July 2018 But the Steelers regrouped and closed out the regular season with 10 of 11 victories. Branson Wright, cleveland.com, "NFL Divisional Playoffs: Sunday games, TV, live scoreboard, updates," 14 Jan. 2018 Iraq has rushed to reinforce its Syrian frontier amid concerns that Islamic State members will regroup here and threaten the country’s security, military officials said. Isabel Coles, WSJ, "Iraq Fortifies Syrian Border to Keep Out Islamic State Militants," 31 Jan. 2019 These ghost towns offer a perfect environment for a guerrilla army to regroup, Knights said. Mustafa Salim, The Seattle Times, "ISIS is making a comeback in Iraq less than a year after Baghdad declared victory," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of regroup

1845, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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regroup

verb

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

regroup

verb
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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