rehandle

verb re·han·dle \ (ˌ)rē-ˈhan-dᵊl \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of rehandle

rehandled; rehandling
: to handle (something) again: such as
a : to hold, touch, or move (something) again with the hands
  • Every time the materials are rehandled, it adds to the production cost.
  • After the public's crude mishandling [of the work of art], it would now be rehandled by a special team of assembled experts and professionals …
  • —Annika Marie
b : to deal with (something) again
  • rehandle a situation
  • a modern rehandling of an age-old literary theme

First Known Use of rehandle

1697

in the meaning defined above

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