rework

verb
re·​work | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈwərk How to pronounce rework (audio) \
reworked; reworking; reworks

Definition of rework

transitive verb

: to work again or anew: such as
a : revise
b : to reprocess (something, such as used material) for further use

Examples of rework in a Sentence

The design has been completely reworked. the sculptor reworked the clay into another shape
Recent Examples on the Web The lenders agreed to rework the deal—granting Elder a $3 million mortgage over 40 years that includes a balloon payment of $920,000 in 2053. Matt Durot, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 Get ready for a lot of talk about boosters: who should get additional shots and when, and how regulators should go about deciding when to rework the design of the vaccines. Andrew Joseph And Matthew Herper, STAT, 9 Apr. 2022 The Diamondbacks paused his season and brought him back to Arizona to rework his swing and his mentality. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, 1 Apr. 2022 As exciting as the game was, the abrupt ending left millions of viewers wanting more, igniting the argument that the nation’s No. 1 sports league needed to rework its overtime rules. Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2022 Last year, the television audience for the Academy Awards dropped so precipitously (down 60 percent from 2020, already a record low) that organizers decided to rework the live broadcast. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 Encinitas will rework its municipal regulations to allow a private company to handle city parking enforcement duties, including writing tickets, the City Council unanimously decided. Barbara Henry, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Mar. 2022 Instead, investors may decide to reduce their pre-money valuation, increase their investment amount (e.g., to pay for the rewrite) or rework the business plan with the management team. Bernard Fraenkel, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 How does a show that centers around one person dating 30 people rework to adjust for two stars? Hannah Yasharoff, USA TODAY, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rework

1842, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 May 2022

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“Rework.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rework. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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