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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Lyagoshina returned home to Russia to regroup, throwing herself into her passions: reading, writing, and her newest obsession, yoga. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Marc Jacobs’s New Muse Proves You Don’t Have to Be a Workaholic to Get Ahead in Fashion," 13 Sep. 2018 The Thorns will have time to regroup following Wednesday's defeat. Jamie Goldberg,, "Portland Thorns fall 4-1 in disappointing loss to North Carolina Courage," 31 May 2018 On October 22, as the caravan regrouped on the Mexican side of the Mexico-Guatemala border, the United Nations estimated its size at 7,322 migrants. Dara Lind, Vox, "The migrant caravan, explained," 24 Oct. 2018 On Friday, the outlet reported a small group of crewmembers that had been prepping for the pre-production of the film had been dismissed and are said to be free to explore new work options while Disney and Marvel work on regrouping the project. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' production halted following James Gunn firing," 25 Aug. 2018 The latter console's death came so swiftly that Sega regrouped entirely for its last-gasp Dreamcast. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "WarioWare Gold: A fine example of Nintendo’s weird “end of life” history," 3 Aug. 2018 The free pass, on four pitches, opened the ninth inning before Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen regrouped to retire Eric Hosmer, pinch-hitter Manuel Margot and Freddy Galvis in order to end the game. Jeff Sanders,, "Lucchesi labors as Padres fall to Dodgers," 11 July 2018 Despite surviving a shooting and suffering the loss of five of their colleagues Thursday, reporters and editors at the Capital Gazette regrouped and continued to report on the tragedy that befell them. Eli Meixler, Time, "A Gunman Killed Five People at the Capital Gazette Newspaper. This Is Their Front Page After the Attack," 29 June 2018 Masaya became famous as the site where Sandinista fighters sought refuge and regrouped during government bombing in June 1979. Caroline Houck, Washington Post, "In Nicaragua, a ‘town of fighters’ is at the heart of an intensifying crisis," 24 June 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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