re·shuf·fle | \(ˌ)rē-ˈshə-fəl \
reshuffled; reshuffling; reshuffles

Definition of reshuffle 

transitive verb

1 : to shuffle again reshuffle a deck of cards

2 : to reorganize usually by the redistribution of existing elements the cabinet was reshuffled by the prime minister

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reshuffle noun

Examples of reshuffle in a Sentence

The dealer reshuffled the cards.

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Mulvaney, who runs CFPB part-time while also serving as head of the White House Office of Management and Budget, told the board members that his decision to reshuffle the panels was driven by efforts to cut costs across the agency. Elizabeth Dexheimer,, "Mulvaney Ousts CFPB Advisers After Canceling Meetings," 6 June 2018 Trump reshuffled his legal team on Monday by hiring Joe diGenova, an often incendiary pundit and former U.S. attorney who has publicly argued Trump is the target of an elaborate FBI conspiracy. Robert Costa, Washington Post, "Trump legal team seeks to add star GOP attorney Theodore B. Olson," 20 Mar. 2018 The move also promised to reshuffle the landscape for reproductive rights in the United States, setting the stage for a bitter political and legal struggle that could affect generations of women. New York Times, "Departure of Kennedy, ‘Firewall for Abortion Rights,’ Could End Roe v. Wade," 27 June 2018 Nablo said state officials' most recent calculation was that, even with help from a short-term spending bill Congress adopted in December and money reshuffled from a separate federal fund, their CHIP money would last only until the end of February. Amy Goldstein, Washington Post, "Short-term spending agreement provides longer-term relief for CHIP," 22 Jan. 2018 Others note that King Abdullah II, who has final say on all policy, has reshuffled governments in the past to quell public discontent, without green-lighting fundamental reforms. Washington Post, "Jordan PM caught between angry public, international lenders," 14 June 2018 Sometimes you are positioned to reshuffle in the offseason. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: Do Heat have to be mindful of protecting future cap space?," 10 July 2018 The company has reshuffled its leadership, reassigning David Marcus, once head of messaging products, to helm a mysterious blockchain team. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "The Ledger: Facebook's Self-Interested Crypto Reversal," 30 June 2018 Rhone, who declined to comment on Reid, has reshuffled the executive ranks and diversified the roster with acts like female dancehall artist HoodCelebrity, Peruvian singer A. CHAL, pop singer-songwriter AJ Mitchell and rapper G Herbo. Billboard, "How Sylvia Rhone Became Sony Music's Most Powerful African-American Woman: 'Many Questioned My Ability'," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of reshuffle

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of reshuffle

: to shuffle (cards) again

: to change the way the parts of (something) are arranged or organized

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evasion of direct action or statement

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