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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He carried the dustpan and broom away to their places, but he did not reenter the room.

    Tiverton Tales Alice Brown
  • Then he signed to her to reenter the poop-house, and followed her within.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • The landlord may reenter and eject a tenant if rent is in arrears for 1/2 year.

  • The man they could not see gave a snort of dismay and turned to reenter the door.

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon
  • The next moment, when he sought with a conscientious sigh to reenter his old mood, he was half shocked to find it gone.

  • To my gratification he told me that I could reenter the institution, and that he would trust me to pay the debt when I could.

    Up From Slavery: An Autobiography Booker T. Washington
  • To reenter her promised land would place her beloved ones in jeopardy.

    From the Valley of the Missing Grace Miller White
Slang definitions & phrases for reenter



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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