[verb ree-wurk; noun ree-wurk]
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.
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Origin of rework
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Examples from the Web for rework
He therefore decided to rework his material and to illustrate his publications with enlarged photographs.The Appendages, Anatomy, and Relationships of Trilobites|Percy Edward Raymond
So, to keep myself from going batty, I started to rework the business of who had done what to the Maintainer.The Big Time|Fritz Reuter Leiber
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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