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English definition of “regain”

regain

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈɡeɪn/ us  
B2 to take or get possession of something again: The government has regained control of the capital from rebel forces. She made an effort to regain her self-control. literary to reach or return to a place, especially after difficulty or danger: The swimmers struggled to regain the shore.
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