Definition of re-up in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌəp/

verb (re-ups, re-upping, re-upped)

[no object] informal
1Re-enlist: he never regretted re-upping during the war
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  • To receive the bonus, soldiers have to re-up for a minimum of three years.
  • Now, apparently for only $8 million more, the study will expand to "getting families to re-up in time of war."
  • I spent time in Northern BC with my family after my dad decided not to re-up in the service during Vietnam.
1.1Renew an arrangement, such as an employment contract or membership agreement: I’m not likely to re-up with this phone company [with object]: CBS has re-upped Harmon for a ninth season
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  • Also, they want to re-up for education benefits, for health insurance.
  • To the surprise of many, he did re-up last November, then promoted Isaacson to the No. 2 spot just two months later.
  • Whether or not Kidd decides to re-up in New Jersey, he's turned the fortunes of the franchise around.

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Syllabification: re-up

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