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 The Wildcats regrouped and pecked away in the second half. Dave Wright, Twin Cities, "State football: Jalen Suggs, SMB start fast in win over Chisago Lakes," 9 Nov. 2019 Again, the optimist says the Patriots ran out of gas, and will regroup after the bye., "BALTIMORE — Ben Volin’s thoughts immediately after the Patriots’ 37-20 loss to the Ravens:," 4 Nov. 2019 Pockets of hardcore protesters in full gear quickly regrouped, setting street barriers and thrashing shuttered subway station exits. Washington Post, "Tear gas engulfs Hong Kong as protesters trash China agency," 3 Nov. 2019 Now, both teams regroup and look to take a pivotal Game 2 on Wednesday. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "How to watch Astros vs. Nationals: MLB live stream, schedule, TV channel, start time for World Series Game 2," 23 Oct. 2019 With Moscow’s aid — along with assistance from Iran and its proxies, especially the Lebanese militia group Hezbollah — Syrian government forces regrouped and pushed back against rebel forces. Los Angeles Times, "Russia and Turkey to divvy up large parts of Syria as U.S. clears out," 22 Oct. 2019 Eldridge regrouped on the ensuing Vaqueros drive to set up Crescenta Valley grad and Glendale kicker Kevin McCollum for a 37-yard field goal to cut the Tartars lead to 7-3 at 10:51. Vincent Nguyen, Glendale News-Press, "Glendale college football gets first win of season against Compton College," 19 Oct. 2019 After taking over the No. 1 spot in the Top 15 poll this week by winning four straight league games by a 19-1 margin, the Gaels will regroup. Glenn Graham,, "McDonogh one ups No. 1 Mount Saint Joseph, 3-2, in MIAA A boys soccer," 18 Oct. 2019 Burbank rode the momentum from the second-game loss to claim the third set, but Crescenta Valley regrouped to win the fourth set to come away with a 25-17, 31-29, 17-25, 25-22 victory. Vincent Nguyenstaff Writer, Burbank Leader, "Crescenta Valley girls’ volleyball grinds out league win over Burbank," 10 Oct. 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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