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"regain" in British English

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regainverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈɡeɪn/  us   /rɪˈɡeɪn/
B2 to take or get ​possession of something again: The ​government has regained control of the ​capital fromrebelforces. She made an ​effort to regain her ​self-control.
literary to ​reach or ​return to a ​place, ​especially after ​difficulty or ​danger: The ​swimmersstruggled to regain the ​shore.

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(Definition of regain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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regainverb [T]

 us   /rɪˈɡeɪn/
to get something back again: I had to move out to regain my ​sanity.
(Definition of regain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"regain" in Business English

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regainverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈɡeɪn/
to take or get ​possession of something again: regain a level/presence/share ABM is ​struggling to regain its ​marketshare. The ​companyneeds to regain ​control of its ​finances.
regain (lost) ground
to begin to be ​strong or ​successful again after a ​period of difficulty: On the Nasdaq, ​technologystocksstruggled to regain ​ground after Wednesday's ​sell-off.
(Definition of regain from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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