rework

[v. ree-wurk; n. ree-wurk]
verb (used with object), reworked or rewrought, reworking.
1.
to work or form again: to rework gold.
2.
to revise or rewrite: to rework an essay.
3.
to process again or anew for reuse: to rework wool.
noun
4.
an act or instance of reworking: His latest book is merely a rework of his earlier novel.

Origin:
1835–45; re- + work

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rework (riːˈwɜːk)
 
vb
1.  to use again in altered form: the theme has been reworked in countless well-known poems
2.  to rewrite or revise
3.  to reprocess for use again

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Example sentences
If she did not mean to make the correlation then she needs to rework the
  article.
The automotive industries need to shut down and rework everything to build
  electric and hydrogen vehicles.
If the audience doesn't respond to a laugh line, the writers immediately rework
  the script to make it work.
Take a song's separated parts, rework them, and post your mix.
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