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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
First recorded in 1880-85; re- + group
Related forms
regroupment, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • About November 10, 1914, Von Hindenburg had completed his regrouping.

  • If it is not, the language needs either recasting or regrouping.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
  • Formerly we had no difficulty whatsoever in regrouping the troops.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Paul could remember that regrouping: black Elis had set him on his feet, supporting him till he could walk.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • Sir Ian Hamilton decided to make another effort with a regrouping of the troops at his disposal.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite
  • At any rate, if a certain freedom of regrouping were possible within a time limit, this might be so.

    Anticipations Herbert George Wells
  • regrouping, reorganization and revenge followed after the initial shock was over.

  • regrouping is done by the use of marks of punctuation, which thus perform their functions.

    Why We Punctuate William Livingston Klein
British Dictionary definitions for regrouping


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 regrouping



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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