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regain

verb
     
re‧gain [transitive]
1 to get something back, especially an ability or quality, that you have lost [= recover]:
The family never quite regained its former influence.
He somehow managed to regain his balance.
Government forces have regained control of the city.
When she regained consciousness (=woke up after being unconscious), she was lying on the floor.
He looked stunned, but he soon regained his composure (=became calm again).
The doctors don't know if he will ever regain the use of his legs.
2 literary to reach a place again

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