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 Manchester City, meanwhile, have to immediately regroup because their Champions League group stage campaign kicks off on Wednesday with a lengthy away trip to Shakhtar Donetsk., "Norwich vs Man City: £400m Difference in Cost of Lineups Underlines Huge Scale of Upset," 16 Sep. 2019 The Thorns came together in a team huddle to try to regroup following the third goal, but the game was already lost. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "Portland Thorns suffer worst loss in club history with first place in NWSL on the line," 12 Sep. 2019 But in Rabinowitz’s absence, defenders new and old are regrouping to protect the jaguar’s dwindling range. Steve Winter, National Geographic, "The struggle to protect a vital jaguar corridor," 21 Aug. 2019 Before that button is pressed, the Roadrunners will regroup. Nick Talbot,, "UTSA’s loss to Army not a setback," 14 Sep. 2019 Washington receivers try to regroup from a bad case of the dropsies. oregonlive, "Why the UCLA Bruins should not give up the ship with Chip: Issues & Answers," 12 Sep. 2019 The Engineers regrouped behind quarterback Jordan Matthews, who came in for injured starter Cortney Davis and helped his team overtime the deficit. Pat Stoetzer,, "Football: Francis Scott Key can’t hold lead in opener, Poly prevails," 7 Sep. 2019 Despite an early interception, Center regrouped on the Falcons’ second drive to throw his first touchdown pass on a 31-yard strike to Vincent Parrot to give Crescenta Valley a 7-0 lead at 4:42 in the first. Vincent Nguyen, Glendale News-Press, "Crescenta Valley football shuts out Santa Fe in Gossard’s debut," 30 Aug. 2019 The Vaqueros suffered a penalty on defense on the extra-point attempt, and the Lancers regrouped and ran in for the two-point conversion and an 8-7 lead. Vincent Nguyen, Glendale News-Press, "Glendale college football stumbles in loss to Pasadena City College," 14 Sep. 2019

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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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