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tr.v. re·gained, re·gain·ing, re·gains
a. To recover possession of (something lost or taken away); get back: regained lost territory; regained their market share; regained the lead in the game.
b. To occupy again: regained his seat at the table
a. To have (the use or control of something) restored; get back: regained the ownership of the team.
b. To have the use of (a faculty, ability, or desirable condition) restored; be restored to (a normal or desirable condition): regained his balance; regained her confidence; regained their privacy.
3. To add back (body weight that has been lost).
a. To discover or be able to follow (a trail or scent) after losing it.
b. To manage to reach again: regained the summit.
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|Noun||1.||regaining - getting something back again; "upon the restitution of the book to its rightful owner the child was given a tongue lashing"|
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
clawback - finding a way to take money back from people that they were given in another way; "the Treasury will find some clawback for the extra benefits members received"