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- Rhymes: -eɪn
- (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”, the Guardian:
- 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.
to get back, to recover possession of
regain m (uncountable)