transitive + intransitive
: to adjust (something or oneself) again
- On three samples we bought, the running belt wouldn't maintain the proper tension, so we had to readjust it every few hours …
- —Consumer Reports
- … got lower cost-of-living increases after Congress readjusted Social Security benefits in 1977.
- —Margot Hornblower
- She straightened her scarlet hat and readjusted her veil unsteadily.
- —Lucy Maud Montgomery
- … a young man may be excused for feeling a little dizzy when he is called upon suddenly and without any warning to readjust all his preconceived views on any subject.
- —P. G. Wodehouse
- Postparental couples … must readjust their whole way of life and their relationship to each other after the children leave home.
- —M. Riley and J. Waring
- He stared about the room, collecting his thoughts, readjusting himself for the day's work.
- —Frank Norris
- … readjusting to life after losing his job as an advertising suit in the UK.
- —Amanda Ducker
- "Once you have developed singing skills as a child, they tend to stay with you, particularly for girls," [Graham] Welch says. Unlike boys, girls don't have to readjust to a dramatically lower voice during adolescence.
- —Bruce Bower