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repurposeverb [I or T]

uk   /ˌriːˈpɜː.pəs/  us   /-ˈpɝː-/
(Definition of repurpose from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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repurposeverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌriːˈpɜːpəs/ ENVIRONMENT
to use something for a different ​purpose to the one for which it was originally intended: A ​singlecontainer could be repurposed as many as 30 ​times.repurpose sth as sth Cities have repurposed their ​formerdowntown and ​industrialareas as ​entertainmentdistricts.
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(Definition of repurpose from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “repurpose”
in Chinese (Simplified) 重新利用, 改变…的用途, 为…找到新用途…
in Chinese (Traditional) 重新利用, 改變…的用途, 為…找到新用途…
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