re·do | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈdü \
redid\(ˌ)rē-ˈdid \; redone\(ˌ)rē-ˈdən \; redoing\(ˌ)rē-ˈdü-iŋ \; redoes\(ˌ)rē-ˈdəz \

Definition of redo 

transitive verb

1 : to do over or again

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redo \ˈrē-ˌdü, ˌrē-ˈdü \ noun

Examples of redo in a Sentence

Let's hope we don't have to redo our paperwork. I want to redo the kitchen and put in new cabinets and new appliances.

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Ken Williams, one of Deerfield’s assistant principals, said when Quest Food Management Services takes over the cafeteria duties, the kitchen will be redone to allow for the preparation of fresh offerings each day. Steve Sadin,, "Smoothie and coffee bar, upgraded HVAC system will greet Deerfield H.S. students this fall," 9 July 2018 But after the public outcry, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that is would redo the plaque. Jamie Goldberg,, "Brandi Chastain's hall of fame plaque doesn't look anything like her," 22 May 2018 The dining room has new paint and curtains, for instance, and the bar has been redone. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ristorante Bartolotta in Wauwaosa is closing for remodeling Monday, will re-open in mid-June," 18 May 2018 Or crisp pizzas and a phenomenal wine list at the Dolphin Hotel in Surry Hills, which Icebergs Dining Room & Bar director Maurice Terzini redid in 2016 (the terrace always gets good sun). Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in Sydney: The Black Book," 5 July 2018 The $2 million cosmetic makeover of the house, which has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, included redoing floors and window treatments, repainting plaster and bringing more light into the house. John-john Williams Iv,, "Couples are choosing the picturesque backdrops of Harford farms for their 'I dos'," 23 May 2018 The Cavaliers agreed to redo the floors in 19 rec center gyms and in several Cleveland High School. Robert Higgs,, "Cavaliers, city celebrate gymnasium redo at Cudell Rec Center made possible by The Q upgrades (video)," 10 Apr. 2018 Seven of those schools have to be redone, either because of poor work or because the district, before launching Hite’s plan, failed to fully identify all areas with deteriorating lead paint. Dylan Purcell,, "Can Philadelphia school officials be trusted with millions in state money to clean up lead paint?," 12 July 2018 Stitt said there have been times when the X-ray technician has called in sick or is stuck in traffic or the X-rays need to be redone or a radiologist is not available to analyze them. Kristina Davis,, "Problems getting detainees to court on time magnified under 'zero-tolerance' immigration crackdown," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of redo

1597, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of redo

: to do (something) again especially in order to do it better

: to change (something, such as a room or part of a room) so that it looks new or different


re·do | \ ˌrē-ˈdü \
redid\-ˈdid \; redone\-ˈdən \; redoing\-ˈdü-iŋ \

Kids Definition of redo

: to do over or again

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