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[ree-groop] /riˈgrup/
verb (used with object)
to form into a new or restructured group or grouping.
verb (used without object)
to become reorganized in order to make a fresh start:
If the plan doesn't work, we'll have to regroup and try something else.
Military. to become organized in a new tactical formation.
Origin of regroup
1880-85; re- + group
Related forms
regroupment, noun Unabridged
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  • As the day comes to a close, it is a time for families to regroup and enjoy their time together.
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  • Model, with student input, how to regroup the blocks.
  • The beginning of a new semester can be a time to regroup and figure out what works given a changing schedule.
  • There are some families that never regroup and never heal from that separation.
  • Only once things had settled down could the survivors regroup.
  • Their original authors clearly need a spell in opposition to heal their wounds and regroup.
  • So from time to time peace talks are held, which give the extremists a chance to regroup.
  • After a particularly intense practice, it can take a moment to regroup and get your social bearings.
  • To solve the problem, count the ones first, regroup if necessary.
British Dictionary definitions for regroup


to reorganize (military forces), esp after an attack or a defeat
(transitive) to rearrange into a new grouping or groupings
(intransitive) to consider using different tactics after a setback in a contest or argument
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Word Origin and History for regroup

also re-group, 1838, from re- "again" + group (v.). Related: Regrouped; regrouping.

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