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 Nuggets were off to a slow start at 3-5 but got a chance to regroup against the Sixers and took control in the third. Dan Gelston, Star Tribune, "Denver tops short-handed 76ers hit with virus, injuries," 9 Jan. 2021 The Nuggets were off to a slow start at 3-5 headed into Saturday but got a chance to regroup against the Sixers and took control in the third. Dan Gelston, ajc, "Denver tops short-handed 76ers hit with virus, injuries," 9 Jan. 2021 The good news is the next weekend will be the Cowboys' bye, a chance to regroup and get healthy for a second-half push in a woeful division. David Moore, Dallas News, "Experience gap between Ben Roethlisberger and Cowboys’ remaining QBs is wider than the Grand Canyon," 6 Nov. 2020 This may be a good time for a romantic getaway or a staycation that gives you a chance to regroup. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for Oct. 22, 2020: Happy birthday Jesse Tyler Ferguson; Leo, mixed signals confuse," 22 Oct. 2020 At the end of the season the losing teams merely regroup, lick their wounds and try again. Chris Jones,, "Column: British soccer fans going ballistic over the Super League rebels isn’t just about an attempt to upend tradition — it is about undermining culture at large," 20 Apr. 2021 Yet the team traded for an additional pick Wednesday before the draft, signaling Fisher’s aggressive start to the beginning of his general manager tenure as the Sparks regroup after losing Candace Parker and Chelsea Gray. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Sparks select Jasmine Walker, Stephanie Watts and Arella Guirantes in WNBA draft," 15 Apr. 2021 McKenzie’s Central Command estimates that Al Qaeda could regroup under Taliban rule and be able to attack the U.S. within two or three years. Robin Wright, The New Yorker, "Why It’s So Hard for America to End Its Wars," 9 Apr. 2021 After Johnson’s shocking collapse in UF’s fourth game of the season, Florida managed to regroup and go 11-8 down the stretch in his absence. USA TODAY, "March Madness analysis: Team-by-team capsules for all 68 men's NCAA Tournament teams," 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of regroup

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 11 May. 2021.

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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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