Meaning of “regain” in the English Dictionary

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

"regain" in American English

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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 /rɪˈɡeɪn/ us

to take or get possession of something again:

regain a level/presence/share ABM is struggling to regain its market share.
The company needs 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, technology stocks struggled to regain ground after Wednesday's sell-off.

(Definition of “regain” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)