[ verb ree-wurk; noun ree-wurk ]
/ verb riˈwɜrk; noun ˈriˌwɜrk /

verb (used with object), re·worked or re·wrought, re·work·ing.

to work or form again: to rework gold.
to revise or rewrite: to rework an essay.
to process again or anew for reuse: to rework wool.


an act or instance of reworking: His latest book is merely a rework of his earlier novel.

Origin of rework

First recorded in 1835–45; re- + work Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for rework

/ (riːˈwɜːk) /

verb (tr)

to use again in altered formthe theme has been reworked in countless well-known poems
to rewrite or revise
to reprocess for use again
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