re·jig·ger | \(ˌ)rē-ˈji-gər \
rejiggered; rejiggering; rejiggers

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Examples of rejigger in a Sentence

The TV network is rejiggering its schedule.

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Others argue that lawmakers would step in to forge a compromise that salvages the agency by rejiggering its leadership. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: CFPB further under fire with Kavanaugh pick for Supreme Court," 11 July 2018 From the start, Sampaoli’s rejiggered defense looked liable to make an error — and exactly that happened, in the 53rd minute when goalkeeper Wilfredo Caballero gifted Croatia’s Ante Rebic the game’s opening goal. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "Croatia Buries Argentina’s World Cup Hopes in a Deep Hole," 22 June 2018 Instead, there are proposals aimed at rejiggering how government programs might pay for some medicines. Ed Silverman, STAT, "He can shame Pfizer and others, but Trump doesn’t have a practical way to lower drug prices," 9 July 2018 Other small companies are postponing capital investments and hiring, rethinking manufacturing processes and rejiggering plans. Ruth Simon, WSJ, "Two Family Businesses: One Wins, One Loses in U.S. Tariff Fight," 1 July 2018 Yet the old codgers of tech—or any industry—that are able to rejigger themselves and get moving again are the more impressive heroes, turning the clichéd aircraft carrier. Adam Lashinsky, Fortune, "'Old Codger' Adobe Pulls Off Rare Tech Transformation," 15 June 2018 Sales of trophy works such as a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci have auction houses rejiggering other artists’ price levels—and collectors’ expectations. John Hooper, WSJ, "The Surprise Message on a Priceless Ancient Artifact," 14 June 2018 Fights broke out now and then as people tried to rejigger the archaic network of pipes to their advantage. Joe Mozingo,, "One of L.A.'s oldest community gardens thrived for decades. Then the water wars began.," 4 June 2018 Namely, rejigger San Francisco’s infrastructure—every street, every block—with their riders in mind. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Save the Scooters, Redesign the Streets, and Save San Francisco," 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of rejigger

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rejigger

re- + jigger entry 2

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English Language Learners Definition of rejigger

: to change or adjust (something)

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