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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Recent Examples on the Web In a statement Sunday, the military confirmed that some of its isolated units would be regrouped at other bases. Washington Post, "Mali’s military abandons isolated outposts amid attacks," 16 Nov. 2019 After regrouping at a nearby hotel, Schafer returned to the apartments at daybreak. Kate Collins, USA TODAY, "Rescue cat returns the favor, alerts sleeping owner to apartment fire," 29 Oct. 2019 Randall is confident the Browns can regroup with the 4-1 Seahawks and the 5-0 Patriots coming up next. Mary Kay Cabot, cleveland, "Browns’ Damarious Randall on the 49ers’ blowout: ‘They stuffed it up our a—'," 8 Oct. 2019 Groups of officers and K-9 units regrouped at the MDC administrative building around 1 p.m. before setting out on another round of searches that continued for the next few hours. Slade Rand,, "State Police return to West Hartford reservoirs to search for evidence in disappearance of Jennifer Farber Dulos," 12 Sep. 2019 The Cougars lost to North Oldham before regrouping with a rebuilt backfield led by junior Kylor Close (108 carries, 876 yards, six touchdowns) and Coogle (137 carries, 717 yards, seven TDs). Nate Bryan, The Courier-Journal, "A new district means a new role as the favorite for the Bullitt Central football team," 13 Aug. 2019 Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri will return in time for the Community Shield this weekend, but Sadio Mané will only regroup with the squad just days before the start of the new league season., "Jurgen Klopp Insists It Would Be 'Completely Mad' to Judge Liverpool Over Community Shield," 30 July 2019 If the Chargers are going to regroup in time to make something of this season, perhaps a spark will come at the Air Force Academy. Brad Biggs,, "NFL power rankings for Week 11: Lamar Jackson-led Ravens ascend to the top spot; Bears edge their way into the top 20," 12 Nov. 2019 In Libya, a civil war has allowed Islamic State fighters to regroup in the country’s southern desert. New York Times, "Leader’s Death Will Damage ISIS, but Not Destroy It," 27 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of regroup

1845, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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“Regroup.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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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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