Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 11 00:01:29 UTC 2008

OED has it as transitive and reflexive, but not intransitive:

band, v.1

4. To join or form into a band or company; to unite, confederate, league:
a. trans. and refl. Also, to form (cattle or sheep) into a herd or flock (

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On Jan 10, 2008 4:31 PM, Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at babel.ling.upenn.edu>

> The verb "reband" (unknown to the dictionaries) frequently shows up in
> online histories of music groups, meaning 'reunite after
> disbanding'...

> The "disband"/"reband" pair makes the most sense in relation to
> musical bands (suggesting a crypto-eggcornic reading of "disband"),
> but it occasionally appears in non-musical contexts as well:

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