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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Toyota skidded, Elliott regrouped and pulled away and Truex sputtered home, out of fuel. John Kekis, Fox News, "Chase Elliott gets first NASCAR Sprint Cup win at Watkins Glen," 6 Aug. 2018 After a whirlwind of Fall 2019 shows in Milan and Paris, Vogue’s Anna Wintour sat down to regroup about some of the season’s best shows and biggest trends. Vogue, "Anna Wintour Shares Her Milan and Paris Fashion Week Highlights," 14 Mar. 2019 Annoyed after squandering a second-set lead, Djokovic regrouped and beat Federico Delbonis 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 Sunday in the third round of the Miami Open. Steven Wine, The Seattle Times, "Djokovic beats Delbonis in 3rd round at Miami Open," 24 Mar. 2019 Johnson said of regrouping from UNC’s first loss in nearly a month. Aaron Beard, The Seattle Times, "TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Big matchups abound in SEC, Big Ten," 12 Feb. 2019 Juve can now bask in the glory of what will almost certainly be their fourth Italian double in a row, while Milan will need to regroup quickly in order to ensure a top-six finish in Serie A., "Juventus Blows Away AC Milan in Second Half to Win 4th Straight Coppa Italia," 9 May 2018 Now Mexico needs to regroup, start the slate clean and try to correct some of the problems that were clear against Sweden. Grant Wahl,, "Germany Out, Brazil Through, Mexico Gets a Hand in Decisive World Cup Group Finales," 27 June 2018 The Comets had about 90 minutes between games to regroup before taking the field for Game 3. Les East,, "St. Charles 6, Vandebilt 5 (9 inn.; Game 3): Nick Lorio hits walk-off homer," 28 Apr. 2018 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

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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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