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[ree-uh-juhst] /ˌri əˈdʒʌst/
verb (used with object)
to adjust again or anew; rearrange.
Origin of readjust
First recorded in 1735-45; re- + adjust
Related forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mrs Murchison readjusted her glasses, and turned another row of the tiny sock.

    The Imperialist (a.k.a. Mrs. Everard Cotes) Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • Since the unification of Italy the railways have been readjusted to the needs of commerce.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • Even Simeon Samuels seemed shaken, for he readjusted his praying-shawl with a nervous movement.

    Ghetto Comedies Israel Zangwill
  • He readjusted the floor, for he had no wish for his handiwork to remain.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • To-morrow when her other economic conditions shall have readjusted themselves she will reap a far greater benefit.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • Everything in this world has to be readjusted that is not right.

    True to His Home Hezekiah Butterworth
  • Mr. Tutt readjusted his spectacles and slowly selected a stogy from the bundle in the dusty old cigar box.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train
  • He readjusted the keys and his face became thoughtful again.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • Matcham gave the required oath; and Sir Daniel readjusted the hood over his face, and prepared his bell and staff.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • He readjusted the slide rule and slid the hairline over a bit.

    Islands of Space John W Campbell
British Dictionary definitions for readjusted


to adjust or adapt (oneself or something) again, esp after an initial failure
Derived Forms
readjustable, adjective
readjuster, noun
readjustment, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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