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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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Examples from the Web for readjusted
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  • He readjusted the keys and his face became thoughtful again.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • He readjusted the slide rule and slid the hairline over a bit.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
  • Since the unification of Italy the railways have been readjusted to the needs of commerce.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • Mr. Wagge's readjusted glance stopped in confusion at her waist.

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Even so, though, things must be different when the minds of people had readjusted.

    Sundry Accounts

    Irvin S. Cobb
  • He readjusted the floor, for he had no wish for his handiwork to remain.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Everything in this world has to be readjusted that is not right.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • The tables were readjusted and the game went on to its close.

    The Fifth Ace

    Douglas Grant
  • The saddles were readjusted, and the move made without delay.

    The Young Ranchers Edward S. Ellis
  • The fingers with which he readjusted the glasses—his favourite trick—were tremulous.

    Hurricane Island

    H. B. Marriott Watson
British Dictionary definitions for readjusted

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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