re-up

[ree-uhp]

Origin of re-up

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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Word Origin and History for re-up
v.

"to re-enlist," 1906, U.S. armed forces slang, from re- "back, again" + up (v.) "enlist." Related: Re-upped; re-upping.

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