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Definition of reinvent verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



reinvent something/yourself (as something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they reinvent
he / she / it reinvents
past simple reinvented
-ing form reinventing
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  • to present yourself/something in a new form or with a new image The former wild man of rock has reinvented himself as a respectable family man.
  • Idioms
    reinvent the wheel
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    to waste time creating something that already exists and works well There's no point in us reinventing the wheel.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: reinvent