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rewrite

verb [T] uk   /ˌriːˈraɪt/ (rewrote, rewritten) us  
B2 to write something such as a book or speech again, in order to improve it or change it because new information is available
rewrite
noun [C]
The producer says the last scene in the play needs a rewrite.
Translations of “rewrite”
in Korean 다시쓰다…
in Arabic يُعيد الكِتابة…
in French récrire…
in Turkish yeniden yazmak…
in Italian riscrivere…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重寫, 改寫, 修改…
in Russian переписывать…
in Polish przerobić, przeredagować…
in Spanish reescribir…
in Portuguese reescrever…
in German neu schreiben…
in Catalan reescriure…
in Japanese ~を書き直す, 書き改める…
in Chinese (Simplified) 重写, 改写, 修改…
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