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rewrite

[ verb ree-rahyt; noun ree-rahyt ]
/ verb riˈraɪt; noun ˈriˌraɪt /
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verb (used with object), re·wrote, re·writ·ten, re·writ·ing.

to write in a different form or manner; revise: to rewrite the entire book.
to write again.
to write (news submitted by a reporter) for inclusion in a newspaper.

noun

the news story rewritten.
something written in a different form or manner; revision: They loved the rewrite, and said it would be a blockbuster!

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Origin of rewrite

First recorded in 1560–70; re- + write

OTHER WORDS FROM rewrite

re·writ·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rewrite

rewrite

verb (riːˈraɪt) -writes, -writing, -wrote or -written (tr)

to write (written material) again, esp changing the words or form
computing to return (data) to a store when it has been erased during reading

noun (ˈriːˌraɪt)

something rewritten
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