[ verb ree-wurk; noun ree-wurk ]
See synonyms for: reworkreworkedreworking on

verb (used with object),re·worked or re·wrought, re·work·ing.
  1. to work or form again: to rework gold.

  2. to revise or rewrite: to rework an essay.

  1. to process again or anew for reuse: to rework wool.

  1. 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

Words Nearby rework Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rework in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for rework


/ (riːˈwɜːk) /

  1. to use again in altered form: the theme has been reworked in countless well-known poems

  2. to rewrite or revise

  1. to reprocess for use again

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