Meaning of “rework” in the English Dictionary

"rework" in British English

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reworkverb [ T ]

uk /ˌriːˈwɜːk/ us /ˌriːˈwɝːk/

to change a speech or a piece of writing in order to improve it or make it more suitable for a particular purpose:

She reworked her speech for a younger audience.
reworking
noun [ C ] uk /ˌriːˈwɜː.kɪŋ/ us /ˌriːˈwɝː.kɪŋ/

His latest book is a reworking of material from his previous short stories.

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

"rework" in American English

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reworkverb [ T ]

us /riˈwɜrk/

to change a speech, other writing, or a drawing to make it better or more suitable for a particular purpose

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

"rework" in Business English

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reworkverb [ T ]

uk /ˌriːˈwɜːk/ us

to make changes to calculations of costs, prices, etc. in order to make them more accurate:

The Irish low-cost airline will present a reworked subsidy package as part of its appeal against the ruling.
We are currently reworking the entire project budget.

to make changes to a law, document, etc. in order to make it more effective, suitable, or accurate:

rework a bill/law If the reworked bill is approved, it will come back for an Assembly vote.

PRODUCTION to make changes to a machine or piece of equipment in order to correct faults in it:

The reworked cars will be tested over the next four weeks.

(Definition of “rework” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)