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Definition of regain verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌriˈɡeɪn//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they regain
    he / she / it regains
    past simple regained
    -ing form regaining
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  1. 1regain something to get back something you no longer have, especially an ability or a quality I struggled to regain some dignity. The party has regained control of the region. She paused on the edge, trying to regain her balance. He did not regain consciousness (= wake up after being unconscious) for several days.
  2. 2regain something (literary) to get back to a place that you have left They finally managed to regain the beach.
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