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adjustverb

uk   us   /əˈdʒʌst/

adjust verb (MAKE CHANGES)

B2 [T] to change something slightly, especially to make it more correct, effective, or suitable: If the chair is too high you can adjust it to suit you. As a teacher you have to adjust your methods to suit the needs of slower children. [T] to arrange your clothing to make yourself look tidy: She adjusted her skirt, took a deep breath, and walked into the room.
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adjust verb (BECOME FAMILIAR)

B2 [I] to become more familiar with a new situation: I can't adjust to living on my own. Her eyes slowly adjusted to the dark. The lifestyle is so very different - it takes a while to adjust.
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