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readjust

[ree-uh-juhst]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to adjust again or anew; rearrange.

Origin of readjust

First recorded in 1735–45; re- + adjust
Related formsre·ad·just·a·ble, adjectivere·ad·just·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for readjust

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Historical Examples

  • She dashed her hand across her eyes and hastily sought to readjust her sleeves.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • He must have time to readjust his mind to the horrible circumstances so suddenly revealed.

    The Snare

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Miss Winthrop paused to readjust a pin and the angle of her hat.

    The Wall Street Girl

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • My capital might then readjust itself, if left alone that length of time.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • Miss Metoaca paused to take breath and readjust her Fanchon bonnet.

    The Lost Despatch

    Natalie Sumner Lincoln


British Dictionary definitions for readjust

readjust

verb
  1. to adjust or adapt (oneself or something) again, esp after an initial failure
Derived Formsreadjustable, adjectivereadjuster, nounreadjustment, noun
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