re·​ar·​range | \ˌrē-ə-ˈrānj \
rearranged; rearranging

Definition of rearrange 

transitive verb

: to arrange (something or someone) again in a different way rearranged the flowers on the table rearrange the furniture I rearranged my hair/clothes/glasses. … anagrams, which are words or phrases rearranged to form different words or phrases.— Carolyn Phelan … massaging his knees while he talks, frequently rearranging himself into a more comfortable position.— Daniel Ross Sarah is more or less grimacing now …. In a minute, she'll rearrange her face to look cheerful.— Aurelie Sheehan rearranging their lives … to go back to school, to get the education that was denied them or that they did not want when they were young.— Ruth Dorgan … thousands of people had to cancel or rearrange their travel plans.— Ken Young

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Then, after more nights like Tuesday, Major League Baseball might consider rearranging — or shrinking — its schedule. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers (and MLB) have a weather problem. Blame climate change?," 17 Apr. 2018 Who’s rearranging the art, editing those text labels or challenging their own legacies in Milwaukee? Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Where's the reckoning in Milwaukee's art scene anyway?," 13 Apr. 2018 The Adaptiv modular system is designed to allow guests to swap between different functions by rearranging storage cubes. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "This Tiny Lightweight Camper Has Room For Everything You Need (And More)," 14 Sep. 2015 This particular version of the DRAGON drone in the video has four modules and is shown rearranging itself into a square, as well as unraveling to move upward through a small opening. Dani Deahl, The Verge, "This flying ‘dragon’ drone can change shape in midair," 28 June 2018 Pregnancy tends to zap a mother's energy as her hormones rearrange themselves and her body produces more blood., "Cardi B & Offset Open Up About Hiding Her Pregnancy From The World," 20 June 2018 Court dockets were rearranged during the Obama administration to give priority to unaccompanied children’s cases. Julia Ainsley, NBC News, "Trump's order could detain families together indefinitely. But where will they stay?," 20 June 2018 He’s been franchise-tagged, and will make $17.143 million this fall with a chance to really cash in on a 2019 market for defensive players that should be rearranged by new deals for Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack. Albert Breer,, "Great Expectations Across the NFL: 10 Teams, Coaches and Players (Plus a Broadcaster) Staring Down a Huge 2018," 31 May 2018 But they’ve never been studied with the process still under way, before planets have a chance to migrate and rearrange themselves. Joshua Sokol, WIRED, "These Spinning Disks of Gas and Dust Reveal How Planets Get Made," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of rearrange

1778, in the meaning defined above

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re·​ar·​range | \ˌrē-ə-ˈrānj\
rearranged; rearranging

Kids Definition of rearrange

: to arrange again usually in a different way

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