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reenter

or re-enter

[ree-en-ter] /riˈɛn tər/
verb (used with object)
1.
to enter again:
The guests reentered the reception room after dinner.
2.
to participate in once more; resume:
to reenter politics after a long absence; mothers reentering the work force after their children are grown.
3.
to record again, as in a list or account.
verb (used without object)
4.
to enter again:
The butler exits and reenters at stage left.
Origin of reenter
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see re-, enter
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  • The youth went from him running, but Ulric did not reenter the city by the Damascus gate.

    Ulric the Jarl William O. Stoddard
  • The landlord may reenter and eject a tenant if rent is in arrears for 1/2 year.

  • If the glass stopper is removed and the air is allowed to reenter the flask, the loudness of the sound immediately increases.

    General Science Bertha M. Clark
  • To reenter her promised land would place her beloved ones in jeopardy.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
  • As for myself, nothing on earth would induce me to reenter that house.

  • The gentleman hastened to reenter the train, leaving his dismantled headgear to the West.

    North Dakota Various
  • It is then pulled out from the mouth sharply and allowed to reenter after each traction.

Slang definitions & phrases for reenter

reenter

verb

To cease feeling the effects of a narcotic; descend from a narcotic ecstasy

[Narcotics; fr the reentry of a space vehicle into the earth's atmosphere]

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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