recollect (oneself)

(redirected from recollected ourselves)

recollect (oneself)

To remember or become aware of one's purpose, intention, or situation, especially after a momentary interruption, diversion, or distraction; to become recomposed. The protestor's chants threw the presentation into chaos for a moment, but the speaker soon recollected himself and carried on as before. She appeared to drift off into thought halfway through her story, before recollecting herself and picking up where she left off.
See also: recollect

recollect (oneself)

To become aware of one's immediate situation or purpose after a distraction: recollected myself after the interruption.

re-collect (oneself)

To become composed again, especially after one has been flustered or confused.
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Wheaton South did a great job coming back but we recollected ourselves and were going over what we needed to work on, especially refinding our shape."
It has been a long journey for me especially in the first three matches, but we recollected ourselves and it went well.