re·​line | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈlīn How to pronounce reline (audio) \
relined; relining; relines

Definition of reline

transitive verb

: to put new lines on or a new lining in

Examples of reline in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Miller said last year that a large project to reline the sewer was being done in 2014 on another large line downstream, the Oakland-Macomb Interceptor Drain, which handles waste from communities in both counties. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Settlement reached in lawsuit over Fraser sinkhole that swallowed house," 29 Sep. 2020 The sewer lines along East Washington Street from the South Russell line to Main Street will be relined to prevent groundwater from entering the system and to curtail sewage backups. cleveland, "Chagrin Falls to rehab sewer lines and plant this summer; expect traffic disruptions and sewer rate hikes," 3 Mar. 2020 City Engineer Tony Armagno said the project will include relining the sewers, rehabbing the manholes and closing off pipes leading to the storm sewers as needed. Linda G. Kramer, cleveland, "Grant to help fund Berea sewer project: Community Voices," 8 Nov. 2019 Merchants had been told the lot would be resurfaced and relined and available for the holiday season — but now they’ve been warned not to count on it. Heather Knight,, "Lowell High School student pushes plan to lower voting age," 15 Oct. 2019 In past years, county officials have said rate increases are necessary to pay for infrastructure projects, such as replacing and relining pipes and upgrading sewage treatment plants. Pamela Wood,, "New Baltimore County water, sewer rates go into effect July 1; what they'll be hasn't been disclosed," 25 June 2018 Lock partnered with the jeweler Garrard & Co, also the holder of a royal warrant, to fit George IV’s crown to Queen Elizabeth II’s head for her 1953 coronation, relining the interior with ermine and purple velvet. Amy Tara Koch, New York Times, "A Road Map to Shopping Like a Royal in London," 9 May 2018 Workers first tried to patch the holes and reline the pipes, including using a sealant for the leaks. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Metro was just given $15.5 billion over a decade to fix the system. But three years later, it still can’t repair the chillers.," 5 May 2018 The Oakland portion of the work is estimated to cost $20 million and will include repairing pavement, fixing asphalt joints, rehabbing, and in some cases relining, 600 drains, plus additional work on the shoulders of the roads,. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "I-696 construction will tie up Oakland County drivers now, too," 4 Jan. 2018

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1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Reline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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