re·​pack·​age | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈpa-kij How to pronounce repackage (audio) \
repackaged; repackaging; repackages

Definition of repackage

transitive verb

: to package again or anew specifically : to put into a more efficient or attractive form

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Other Words from repackage

repackager noun

Examples of repackage in a Sentence

Large pieces of meat are cut and repackaged at the butcher's shop. repackage newspaper comic strips as books TV studios repackage real-life dramas as entertainment.
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Recent Examples on the Web Grocers, farmers and meat producers suddenly had to repackage food in smaller portions so it could be stockpiled for grocery-store customers at a time when most restaurants closed down. Esther Fung, WSJ, "The Hot New Real-Estate Investment Is in Keeping Food Chilled," 6 Oct. 2020 If North Dakota is allocated, for example, 2,000 doses, the state will have to open the thermal shipper, repackage smaller allotments in dry ice, and physically drive them to rural clinics across the state. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, "The Most Complicated Vaccine Campaign in History," 28 Sep. 2020 But the project languished until 2016, when Sarachan brought in Jarvis Architects to repackage the whimsies in more standardized form. John King,, "If Harry Potter and Fred Flintstone designed a building together, it might look like this," 15 Sep. 2020 Who will end up paying for the fee? Fannie and Freddie, which guarantee roughly half of the country's mortgages, do not directly give mortgages to borrowers, but instead buy mortgages from lenders and repackage them for investors. Anna Bahney, CNN, "Homeowners looking to refinance are likely to get hit with this new fee," 25 Aug. 2020 The company had to repackage and reroute products from shuttered restaurants to grocery stores, where demand was booming. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Gold price rockets past $2,000 per ounce and it could keep going," 5 Aug. 2020 Some brands that sell professional workwear for men have had to repackage their existing lines to match a post-Covid-19 reality. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Pyjamas replace business formals as Indian fashion e-tailers restart services after lockdown," 4 June 2020 Some Texas inmates have also been working to repackage hand sanitizer, and Maryland inmates are helping bottle sanitizer, spokespeople said, even though both states ban prisoners from using the substance. Casey Tolan, CNN, "Hand sanitizer is still considered contraband in some prisons around the country," 5 May 2020 Soldiers and airmen are helping with warehouse operations to receive and repackage personal protection equipment such as gloves and masks from the federal stockpile to send to health care and first responder sites around the state. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin National Guard leaders dispel more rumors over military response to coronavirus outbreak," 2 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of repackage

1899, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of repackage was in 1899

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14 Oct 2020

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“Repackage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of repackage

: to put (something) into a new package
: to present (something) to the public in a new or more attractive way

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