Meaning of “rewrite” in the English Dictionary

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

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rewriteverb [ T ]

us /riˈrɑɪt/ past tense rewrote /riˈroʊt/ , past participle rewritten /riˈrɪt·ən/

writing to write a book, speech, etc. again to improve or change it or to correct information in it

noun [ C ] us /ˈri·rɑɪt/


The producer says the last scene in the play needs a rewrite.

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