Definition of resupply in English:

resupply

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Provide with a fresh supply.

    ‘he planned to use 216 Squadron to resupply his force’
    • ‘After trucks fought their way through hostile towns to resupply us, I found myself hoarding rations like a shipwreck survivor.’
    • ‘By 1781, British General Lord Charles Cornwallis was ordered to march into Virginia to await resupply near Chesapeake Bay.’
    • ‘In December the research ship Aurora Australis arrived at Davis delivering the new winter crew, resupplying the station for the next season and picking up Sgt. Botting and his colleagues.’
    • ‘A wastewater treatment system resupplies toilets and provides make-up water for the cooling tower.’
    • ‘A mid-trip packer resupply, two layover days, and delicious food reward the fit, experienced backpacker.’
    • ‘Gavin Tennent, the merchandising manager, said: ‘They have been flying off the shelves and lots of our retail outlets have requested resupplies.’’
    • ‘Talk about just in time: The approach can save months, compared to waiting for resupply.’
    • ‘On the other hand, you still need a base and you still need the infrastructure that you had with the carrier, but certainly the resupply would be a lot easier, so land-based certainly has a lot of benefits.’
    • ‘The first strength is probably the most important; a defender can more quickly shift forces to resupply existing forces, shore up defense where it is needed, and counterattack.’
    • ‘Logistics soldiers resupplied the force on a massive scale.’
    • ‘The International Space Station does indeed have plenty of reserve oxygen following a resupply on Christmas Day.’
    • ‘From its runway, a conglomerate of Marine, navy, and army squadrons defended the local air space, eventually permitting resupply and reinforcement.’
    • ‘The patrons' tables are constantly resupplied with clear, cool, tart pomegranate juice and hot, flat white bread extracted with long-handled wooden spatulas from the ovens through openings in the walls.’
    • ‘The others head for the restrooms or skulk to the vending machines for a resupply of chips and Dew.’
    • ‘Units range anywhere from one to four points, depending on usefulness, as do ally headquarters, which are used for resupplying ammunition to units, which in this game is, almost tragically, quite limited.’
    • ‘He noted that the Columbia's perishables were low, but the three ships had originally been slated to stop at the colony on Frisia for both resupply and a rendezvous with the frigate tender Diligent.’
    • ‘We resupplied our groceries and from then on provided our own kitchen staff and cooked our own meals.’
    • ‘How long would it take to disembark the prisoners, resupply the ship?’
    • ‘The insurgents are threatening to starve the city or at least make food resupplies difficult.’
    • ‘However, the islands' position astride mid-Atlantic shipping lanes made Cape Verde an ideal location for resupplying ships.’
    • ‘The small resupply of food stores was completed.’
    • ‘Gamma and Delta Fleets headed back to Glory and Hera respectively to allow a resupply.’
    • ‘The Third Panzer Division had to be resupplied totally by air.’
    • ‘All that really could be done was continuously resupply her blood.’
    • ‘Not only were there more resources that could be put into action but also the relative cost of doing so went down as improvements in transportation allowed the military continuous resupply.’
    • ‘The majority of contracts will prohibit the sharing, redistribution or resupply of the service/broadband.’
    • ‘We're very independent on patrol, self-sufficient for seven days and able to be resupplied either by air or road so patrols can stay in the field for as long as needed.’
    • ‘The regiment will fill an empty slot for that HQ, and will be able to be automatically resupplied if they are within the borders of your area.’
    • ‘The range of many weapons is limited by the capacity of their fuel tanks, and efforts to resupply them create a military Achilles' heel.’
    • ‘This planning usually results in logistics estimates or concepts of support and includes detailed plans on how, where, and sometimes when units will be resupplied.’
    • ‘It handled wonderfully, was speedy for an aircraft of its immense size, and had a promising future in a military in need of support and resupply around the world.’
    • ‘Both superpowers sent airborne resupplies to their allies during the heat of battle.’
    • ‘Russian space vehicles have been resupplying the station and ferrying crews since the Columbia disaster.’
    • ‘In 1994 he became the first man to travel solo, and without assistance or resupply, to the North Pole.’
    • ‘A decreased level will result in the sale of an asset to the customer that does not have to be resupplied - no obligation.’
    • ‘We will have no outside assistance, no air resupplies and will ski every mile under our own motive power.’
    • ‘As ATP is depleted, your body begins burning glucose and glycogen (complex-sugar/carbohydrate reserve) to resupply depleted muscles.’
    • ‘With dogsleds and air-dropped resupplies - ‘a logistical nightmare,’ according to Steger - the team traversed 3,800 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula past the South Pole to Russia's Mirnyy Station.’
    • ‘More importantly, they were limited to resupplying bases on the riverbanks.’
    fill, refill, refresh, freshen, replenish, recharge, resupply
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    1. 1.1no object Acquire a fresh supply.
      ‘phase two envisaged a period to regroup and resupply’
      • ‘What we can do is leave a small group here and resupply with our shuttles.’
      • ‘But with shared awareness, the remains of the Armada could have regrouped and still had a good chance to win, or at least to resupply in the nearby Spanish Netherlands and attack again later.’
      • ‘As long as there is one troop from that regiment left alive, and the regiment is in supply, the regiment will resupply back to full strength and to a full number of units.’
      • ‘The Third Panzer Division had to be resupplied totally by air.’
      • ‘The regiment will fill an empty slot for that HQ, and will be able to be automatically resupplied if they are within the borders of your area.’
      • ‘After trucks fought their way through hostile towns to resupply us, I found myself hoarding rations like a shipwreck survivor.’
      • ‘Find a suitable anchor until we can complete our resupplying.’
      • ‘Not many places to resupply along the way, and the ones there are charge a pretty penny for their goods.’
      • ‘We resupplied our groceries and from then on provided our own kitchen staff and cooked our own meals.’
      • ‘Then she stormed out of the bridge, just as she cried, ‘Take us to Androsia… we need to resupply anyways!’’
      • ‘In December the research ship Aurora Australis arrived at Davis delivering the new winter crew, resupplying the station for the next season and picking up Sgt. Botting and his colleagues.’
      • ‘The regiment was then marching to Fort Laramie to resupply before joining Brigadier General George Crook's Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition in northern Wyoming.’
      • ‘How long would it take to disembark the prisoners, resupply the ship?’
      • ‘However, the islands' position astride mid-Atlantic shipping lanes made Cape Verde an ideal location for resupplying ships.’
      • ‘To keep the company resupplied with mortar rounds, the company executive officer and the first sergeant and mortar section sergeant must work together on a daily basis.’
      • ‘The patrons' tables are constantly resupplied with clear, cool, tart pomegranate juice and hot, flat white bread extracted with long-handled wooden spatulas from the ovens through openings in the walls.’
      • ‘A decreased level will result in the sale of an asset to the customer that does not have to be resupplied - no obligation.’
      • ‘A new approach to Logistics is evinced by resupplying only as needed, rapidly exploiting contracting assets in theater, and requiring a commonality of vehicle parts.’
      • ‘We're very independent on patrol, self-sufficient for seven days and able to be resupplied either by air or road so patrols can stay in the field for as long as needed.’
      • ‘The crew refuelled, resupplied and cleaned Alexander in preparation for the oncoming crew.’
      • ‘Airen was waiting on Pier Seven the next morning, her satchel resupplied after having spent the last of her savings from home on quill pens, ink, and parchment.’
      • ‘Andònië and Hildor were resupplying at the market.’
      • ‘As a last resort, Fort Limhi would offer a place to rest and resupply in a staged move north to the Bitterroot Valley and the upper Missouri region.’
      • ‘The range of many weapons is limited by the capacity of their fuel tanks, and efforts to resupply them create a military Achilles' heel.’
      • ‘Honor was running short of supplies at this point, and so turned back to resupply.’
      • ‘Russian space vehicles have been resupplying the station and ferrying crews since the Columbia disaster.’
      • ‘Repair and resupply when the opportunity presents itself.’
      • ‘If you really want, you might be able to get some new clothes when we resupply, in about a week.’
      • ‘We don't want any trouble, we are just going to resupply and then leave for Solo Mountain.’
      • ‘This planning usually results in logistics estimates or concepts of support and includes detailed plans on how, where, and sometimes when units will be resupplied.’
      • ‘A wastewater treatment system resupplies toilets and provides make-up water for the cooling tower.’
      • ‘More importantly, they were limited to resupplying bases on the riverbanks.’
      • ‘The aircraft returned to its base, resupplied and tried to deliver more relief to another town.’
      • ‘All that really could be done was continuously resupply her blood.’
      • ‘As ATP is depleted, your body begins burning glucose and glycogen (complex-sugar/carbohydrate reserve) to resupply depleted muscles.’
      • ‘The first strength is probably the most important; a defender can more quickly shift forces to resupply existing forces, shore up defense where it is needed, and counterattack.’
      • ‘Logistics soldiers resupplied the force on a massive scale.’
      • ‘Units range anywhere from one to four points, depending on usefulness, as do ally headquarters, which are used for resupplying ammunition to units, which in this game is, almost tragically, quite limited.’
      • ‘He's going to leave a trail, every time he talks, every time he spends money, every time he eats and resupplies it's becoming easier.’
      • ‘Aretmis was to proceed at best speed to Glory, resupply there and then take up position in the Wurtuy system.’
      replenish, stock up, restock, refill, top up
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noun

  • An act or instance of resupplying something or being resupplied.

    ‘a resupply became essential’
    • ‘The aircraft returned to its base, resupplied and tried to deliver more relief to another town.’
    • ‘We will have no outside assistance, no air resupplies and will ski every mile under our own motive power.’
    • ‘Gavin Tennent, the merchandising manager, said: ‘They have been flying off the shelves and lots of our retail outlets have requested resupplies.’’
    • ‘Andònië and Hildor were resupplying at the market.’
    • ‘As a last resort, Fort Limhi would offer a place to rest and resupply in a staged move north to the Bitterroot Valley and the upper Missouri region.’
    • ‘The others head for the restrooms or skulk to the vending machines for a resupply of chips and Dew.’
    • ‘As long as there is one troop from that regiment left alive, and the regiment is in supply, the regiment will resupply back to full strength and to a full number of units.’
    • ‘A mid-trip packer resupply, two layover days, and delicious food reward the fit, experienced backpacker.’
    • ‘From its runway, a conglomerate of Marine, navy, and army squadrons defended the local air space, eventually permitting resupply and reinforcement.’
    • ‘By 1781, British General Lord Charles Cornwallis was ordered to march into Virginia to await resupply near Chesapeake Bay.’
    • ‘What we can do is leave a small group here and resupply with our shuttles.’
    • ‘The International Space Station does indeed have plenty of reserve oxygen following a resupply on Christmas Day.’
    • ‘A new approach to Logistics is evinced by resupplying only as needed, rapidly exploiting contracting assets in theater, and requiring a commonality of vehicle parts.’
    • ‘Talk about just in time: The approach can save months, compared to waiting for resupply.’
    • ‘The crew refuelled, resupplied and cleaned Alexander in preparation for the oncoming crew.’
    • ‘To keep the company resupplied with mortar rounds, the company executive officer and the first sergeant and mortar section sergeant must work together on a daily basis.’
    • ‘Honor was running short of supplies at this point, and so turned back to resupply.’
    • ‘He noted that the Columbia's perishables were low, but the three ships had originally been slated to stop at the colony on Frisia for both resupply and a rendezvous with the frigate tender Diligent.’
    • ‘Gamma and Delta Fleets headed back to Glory and Hera respectively to allow a resupply.’
    • ‘Not only were there more resources that could be put into action but also the relative cost of doing so went down as improvements in transportation allowed the military continuous resupply.’
    • ‘The small resupply of food stores was completed.’
    • ‘The majority of contracts will prohibit the sharing, redistribution or resupply of the service/broadband.’
    • ‘Repair and resupply when the opportunity presents itself.’
    • ‘The insurgents are threatening to starve the city or at least make food resupplies difficult.’
    • ‘Then she stormed out of the bridge, just as she cried, ‘Take us to Androsia… we need to resupply anyways!’’
    • ‘Both superpowers sent airborne resupplies to their allies during the heat of battle.’
    • ‘Airen was waiting on Pier Seven the next morning, her satchel resupplied after having spent the last of her savings from home on quill pens, ink, and parchment.’
    • ‘He's going to leave a trail, every time he talks, every time he spends money, every time he eats and resupplies it's becoming easier.’
    • ‘Aretmis was to proceed at best speed to Glory, resupply there and then take up position in the Wurtuy system.’
    • ‘But with shared awareness, the remains of the Armada could have regrouped and still had a good chance to win, or at least to resupply in the nearby Spanish Netherlands and attack again later.’
    • ‘In 1994 he became the first man to travel solo, and without assistance or resupply, to the North Pole.’
    • ‘It handled wonderfully, was speedy for an aircraft of its immense size, and had a promising future in a military in need of support and resupply around the world.’
    • ‘With dogsleds and air-dropped resupplies - ‘a logistical nightmare,’ according to Steger - the team traversed 3,800 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula past the South Pole to Russia's Mirnyy Station.’
    • ‘The regiment was then marching to Fort Laramie to resupply before joining Brigadier General George Crook's Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition in northern Wyoming.’
    • ‘Find a suitable anchor until we can complete our resupplying.’
    • ‘If you really want, you might be able to get some new clothes when we resupply, in about a week.’
    • ‘We don't want any trouble, we are just going to resupply and then leave for Solo Mountain.’
    • ‘On the other hand, you still need a base and you still need the infrastructure that you had with the carrier, but certainly the resupply would be a lot easier, so land-based certainly has a lot of benefits.’
    • ‘Not many places to resupply along the way, and the ones there are charge a pretty penny for their goods.’

Pronunciation

resupply

/riːsəˈplʌɪ/