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readjustverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌriː.əˈdʒʌst/
C1 to ​change in ​order to ​fit a different ​situation, or to ​repair something ​slightly: After ​livingabroad for so ​long, he ​found it ​difficult to readjust tolife at ​home. The ​clockautomatically readjusts when you ​enter a new ​timezone. The ​machines were ​old and ​constantlyneeded readjusting.
readjustment
noun [C or U] uk   us   /-mənt/
Retirement is a readjustment – no ​question about it.
(Definition of readjust from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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readjustverb [I/T]

 us   /ˌri·əˈdʒʌst/
to ​change the way you ​live or ​behave to ​fit a new or different ​situation: [I] The ​governmentprogram was ​established to ​helpsoldiersreturning from ​World War II readjust to ​civilianlife. To readjust something is to ​change it, move it, or ​correct it: [T] It's ​time to readjust ​incometaxes so the more ​well-to-dopay a ​higherpercent of ​tax.
readjustment
noun [C]  us   /ˌri·əˈdʒʌst·mənt/
Retirement is a readjustment – no ​question about it.
(Definition of readjust from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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