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readjust

[ree-uh-juhst] /ˌri əˈdʒʌst/
verb (used with object)
1.
to adjust again or anew; rearrange.
Origin of readjust
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; re- + adjust
Related forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun
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  • 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
  • Dock was disappointed, and began to climb the rocks to readjust the plank.

    Freaks of Fortune Oliver Optic
  • He lifted his shaking hand, and put it to his lips, as though to readjust himself.

    Fraternity John Galsworthy
  • Poor Mallare, who must readjust his vocabulary to coherences.

    Fantazius Mallare Ben Hecht
British Dictionary definitions for readjust

readjust

/ˌriːəˈdʒʌst/
verb
1.
to adjust or adapt (oneself or something) again, esp after an initial failure
Derived Forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun
readjustment, noun
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