EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle French regaigner (French regagner). Surface etymology is re- +‎ gain.

PronunciationEdit

  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɹiːˈɡeɪn/
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  • (noun) IPA(key): /ˈɹiːɡeɪn/
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  • Hyphenation: re‧gain

VerbEdit

regain (third-person singular simple present regains, present participle regaining, simple past and past participle regained)

  1. (transitive) To get back; to recover possession of.
    • 2012 April 23, Angelique Chrisafis, “François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Sarkozy's total will be seen as a personal failure. It is the first time an outgoing president has failed to win a first-round vote in the past 50 years and makes it harder for Sarkozy to regain momentum.

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

regain (plural regains)

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French regain, equivalent to re- +‎ gaaignier (to till).

NounEdit

regain m (uncountable)

  1. second crop (typically of grass)
  2. renewal
  3. upsurge

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