Meaning of “rearrange” in the English Dictionary

"rearrange" in British English

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rearrangeverb [ T ]

uk /ˌriː.əˈreɪndʒ/ us /ˌriː.əˈreɪndʒ/

B2 to change the order, position, or time of arrangements already made:

The new sofa was bigger than the old one, so they had to rearrange the rest of the furniture.
I'm busy tomorrow - could we rearrange the meeting for Monday (= have it on Monday instead)?

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  • I've rearranged the appointment for Thursday.
  • We need to rearrange the schedule.
  • Could you rearrange the game for next week?
  • I keep having to rearrange his meetings.
  • She'd rearranged the appointment without telling me.

(Definition of “rearrange” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rearrange" in American English

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rearrangeverb [ T ]

us /ˌri·əˈreɪndʒ/

to change the order, position, or time of arrangements already made:

Our bedrooms are so small we can’t rearrange the furniture.
rearrangement
noun [ C/U ] us /ˌri·əˈreɪndʒ·mənt/

[ C ] There was a last-minute rearrangement of the schedule.

(Definition of “rearrange” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)