re·​group (ˌ)rē-ˈgrüp How to pronounce regroup (audio)
regrouped; regrouping; regroups

transitive verb

: to form into a new grouping
regroup military forces

intransitive verb

: to reorganize (as after a setback) for renewed activity
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of regroup was in 1845

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“Regroup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


re·​group (ˈ)rē-ˈgrüp How to pronounce regroup (audio)
: to form into a new group
in order to subtract 129 from 531 regroup 531 into 5 hundreds, 2 tens, and 11 ones

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