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

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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 Award-winning, fine-dining establishments have reworked their menus entirely. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "Food Halls Are More Promising Than Ever as Restaurants Reopen," 1 June 2020 The profitable tests, like the Board’s second-bestselling product, the SAT, have also been reworked to hew to Common Core standards. Annie Abrams, The New Republic, "A Privatization Fever Dream for Post-Crisis Public Education," 13 May 2020 In 2015, Petronet LNG reworked the pricing formula in its 25-year contract with Qatar’s RasGas that resulted in lower prices. Faseeh Mangi,, "Pakistan LNG Mulls Axing Supply Deals as Cheap Options Arise," 10 May 2020 San Francisco reworked Alexander’s contract in November. Mark Inabinett |, al, "Are the 49ers trying to trade 3 former Alabama prep standouts?," 21 Apr. 2020 In the rear, new helper springs and bushings complement reworked dampers. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "New Golf GTI Lapped VW Test Track Significantly Faster Than Previous Model," 13 May 2020 Pilot Bread, Spam and Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix might be sneered at by hipsters in other states, but in Alaska they are incorporated into meals, and often reworked into gourmet specialties. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "Book of food essays uncovers the soul of Alaska through its cuisine," 25 Apr. 2020 Work was delayed for six years while existing tenants relocated, and while Ms. Noguera reworked interior plans and applied for permits. Kris Frieswick, WSJ, "Cyclists are Shifting This Spanish City’s Real-Estate Market Into High Gear," 15 Jan. 2020 The first phase of construction was to streamline everything: take out the cheap tongue and groove flooring, get rid of the weird soffits throughout the home, rework the staircase, and bring the bad build back to its original, personality-less form. Lucia Tonelli, ELLE Decor, "California Cool Gets a High-Fashion Facelift In This Cheerful Newport Home," 7 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of rework

1842, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jun 2020

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“Rework.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of rework

: to make changes to (something, such as a piece of writing or music) in order to improve it

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