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regroup

[ree-groop] /riˈgrup/
verb (used with object)
1.
to form into a new or restructured group or grouping.
verb (used without object)
2.
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.
3.
Military. to become organized in a new tactical formation.
Origin of regroup
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; re- + group
Related forms
regroupment, noun
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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

regroup

/riːˈɡruːp/
verb
1.
to reorganize (military forces), esp after an attack or a defeat
2.
(transitive) to rearrange into a new grouping or groupings
3.
(intransitive) 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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