Definition of regroup in English:


Pronunciation /rēˈɡro͞op/ /riˈɡrup/


  • 1Reassemble or cause to reassemble into organized groups, typically after being attacked or defeated.

    with object ‘he regrouped his fighters in the hills’
    no object ‘their heroic resistance gave American forces time to regroup’
    • ‘While the Indian troops are regrouping in Naples, Foot is met on the fields by a Roman counterattack.’
    • ‘In his hypothetical reverie, he saw that a defeated army could regroup in a matter of weeks and be ready to fight.’
    • ‘Once at Corunna, the British troops regrouped and turned the tables on Napoleon.’
    • ‘In the following weeks the Italian army regrouped and counterattacked.’
    • ‘The enemies flailed and struggled to regroup before a second attack could be mounted, but they were not successful.’
    • ‘Maroon surged into the area they had left, picking off any who were just partially ‘dead’ and regrouping into one main force again.’
    • ‘Cameron's E-mail said that Templar forces were regrouping in the mountains.’
    • ‘‘Most of the outer forces have regrouped at the War Galaxy,’ he began.’
    • ‘‘All forces regroup in designated sectors and await pick-up and orders,’ the battalion commander ordered.’
    • ‘The German Air Force was regrouped during June and early July, to open the first stage of the invasion of Britain by destroying the Royal Air Force.’
    • ‘This is important because as long as your hero, leader, or at least one of the company troops stays alive, they can regroup near a town, or fort and be re-supplied.’
    • ‘But it is a small force, and they will need to recruit and regroup.’
    • ‘On 5 August 1940 an Anglo-Polish Military Agreement was signed which regulated the conditions for Polish forces regrouping in the UK.’
    • ‘The War Hawks retreated and regrouped, and the Militia tended its wounds.’
    • ‘Some state militaries will deploy massive numbers of child soldiers as a stopgap measure to delay defeat, creating valuable breathing space for their regular army to regroup and rebuild.’
    • ‘All remnants of 1832nd and 98th Battalion fall back and regroup!’
    • ‘In the winter of 1778, Washington's ragged army had retreated here to regroup.’
    • ‘It was necessary for all parties, both military and civilian, to lay down arms and regroup.’
    • ‘The retreating forces regrouped and met up with their main force at the bottom of the hill.’
    • ‘Once you land make every effort to regroup with as many of our forces as you can.’
    dramatic change, radical change, drastic alteration, radical alteration, complete shift, sea change, metamorphosis, transformation, conversion, innovation, breakaway
    1. 1.1with object Rearrange (something) into a new group or groups.
      ‘she was regrouping the numeric data’
      • ‘Well, thanks to Credit Suisse First Boston and then Michael Bloomberg, we now have regrouped the charity and we're starting again.’
      • ‘The book, like the exhibition series, regroups works into thematic categories instead of following a linear chronology, resulting in intriguing juxtapositions, sequences and cross-references.’
      • ‘It follows the standard New York state 7th and 8th grade science and social studies curricula but regroups the children according to achievement level in reading, writing and math.’
      • ‘Then he gets to work - he pares down those sounds to their common elements, then separates and regroups those elements into a discernible pattern.’
      • ‘After having spent two years regrouping her ideas and gaining invaluable business experience, she believes it is time to come back with her new program and start afresh.’
      • ‘Because of statistical constraints resulting from the scarcity of replies in some categories, the data were regrouped.’
      • ‘I decided to rejoin everyone after I regrouped my emotions and opened the door.’
      • ‘Both sides regrouped their pieces, but Black has even more problems than before.’
      • ‘The facilitators grouped like terms (values and activities) into categories and participants were asked how they would regroup them and why.’
      • ‘Many producers also choose to separate the first lactation cows so that they may be monitored more closely during early lactation and may regroup them as they near the end of lactation.’
      • ‘She felt that now was the chance to regroup her thoughts once more, she appeared not to be thinking properly as usual.’
      • ‘Adam was hard put to gain control of his horse and regroup the cattle before they scattered again.’
      • ‘She rested her hands on the doorknob, trying to regroup her emotions and opened the door.’
      • ‘I wish to locate somebody who will enable me to rebuild and regroup my people and their way of life.’
      • ‘In Paris, Amsterdam, and Düsseldorf galleries regrouped artists working with motored and moving constructions.’
      • ‘Sage is to regroup its far-flung collection of US software companies under a single brand.’
      • ‘The veteran dance producer has regrouped his über-talented team for the second instalment from the hybrid boogie collective.’
      • ‘The organisation regrouping the seven municipal clinics in Hamburg has a turnover of 800 million euros per year.’
      • ‘On Results May Vary Mr. Fred Durst has regrouped and reassembled his Limp Bizkit crew (with some lineup changes) and proves once again that he is on the cutting edge of the music world.’
      • ‘Now regrouping 18 musicians, the Trincan Steel Orchestra has become a well-known act on the Edmonton scene.’



/rēˈɡro͞op/ /riˈɡrup/