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regroup

[ree-groop]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to form into a new or restructured group or grouping.
verb (used without object)
  1. 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.
  2. Military. to become organized in a new tactical formation.

Origin of regroup

First recorded in 1880–85; re- + group
Related formsre·group·ment, noun
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regroup

verb
  1. to reorganize (military forces), esp after an attack or a defeat
  2. (tr) to rearrange into a new grouping or groupings
  3. (intr) to consider using different tactics after a setback in a contest or argument
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Word Origin and History for regrouping

regroup

v.

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

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