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or re-enter

[ree-en-ter] /riˈɛn tər/
verb (used with object)
to enter again:
The guests reentered the reception room after dinner.
to participate in once more; resume:
to reenter politics after a long absence; mothers reentering the work force after their children are grown.
to record again, as in a list or account.
verb (used without object)
to enter again:
The butler exits and reenters at stage left.
Origin of reenter
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at re-, enter Unabridged
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  • I'll just re-enter that bet to the Little Woman while I think of it.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • I had left Molire's Theatre, and was not to re-enter it until twelve years later.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • He shall know, when you re-enter his doors, why and for what cause you are there.

  • Simply, papa, that it is a house I will not re-enter, that's all.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • It did not occur to him to re-enter the bedroom;—afterwards he wondered why.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter
British Dictionary definitions for re-enter


verb (transitive)
to enter (something or somewhere) again
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for re-enter

late 15c., from re- + enter. Related: Re-entered; re-entering.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for re-enter



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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