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English definition of “rewrite”

rewrite

verb [T]    /riˈrɑɪt/ (past tense rewrote  /riˈroʊt/, past participle rewritten  /riˈrɪt·ən/)
writing to write a book, speech, etc. again to improve or change it or to correct information in it rewrite    /ˈri·rɑɪt/ noun [C] writing The producer says the last scene in the play needs a rewrite.
(Definition of rewrite verb from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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