- 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
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Examples from the Web for regrouping
Al Qaeda has been regrouping in next-door Yemen, where security is poor and operational activity is much easier for the group.Al Qaeda's New Murder Plot
August 28, 2009
The Taliban may be officially out of power (hiding and regrouping wherever), but their grip on the culture is vicious.Afghanistan's Got Talent
June 23, 2009
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
Sir Ian Hamilton decided to make another effort with a regrouping of the troops at his disposal.New Zealanders at Gallipoli
Major Fred Waite
- to reorganize (military forces), esp after an attack or a defeat
- (tr) to rearrange into a new grouping or groupings
- (intr) to consider using different tactics after a setback in a contest or argument
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Word Origin and History for regrouping
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