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verb (used with object)
  1. to form into a new or restructured group or grouping.
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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.
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Origin of regroup

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

restore, organize, arouse, redouble, resuscitate, waken, rouse, reform, rejuvenate, revive, charge, whet, convene, counterattack, urge, fire, wake, inspirit, kindle, assemble

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British Dictionary definitions for regrouping


  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



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

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