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[ree-uhp] /riˈʌp/
verb (used with or without object), re-upped, re-upping. Military Informal.
to reenlist.
Origin of re-up
1905-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin and History for re-up

"to re-enlist," 1906, U.S. armed forces slang, from re- "back, again" + up (v.) "enlist." Related: Re-upped; re-upping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  1. To re-enlist: Are you really going to re-up and go to that chopper school?
  2. To obligate or engage oneself again: paying him $6,000,000 to re-up with the Cubs

[1906+ Army; fr the requirement of holding up one's right hand while taking an oath]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for re-up


re-sign up, that is, to enlist again
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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