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rework

[v. ree-wurk; n. ree-wurk] /v. riˈwɜrk; n. ˈriˌwɜrk/
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
1835-1845
1835-45; re- + work
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British Dictionary definitions for reworking

rework

/riːˈwɜːk/
verb (transitive)
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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Word Origin and History for reworking

rework

v.

1842, from re- + work (v.). Related: Reworked; reworking.

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