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Definition of readjust verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they readjust
    he / she / it readjusts
    past simple readjusted
    -ing form readjusting
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  1. 1[intransitive] to get used to a changed or new situation Children are highly adaptable—they just need time to readjust. readjust to something/doing something Once again he had to readjust to living alone.
  2. 2[transitive] readjust something to change or move something slightly She got out of the car and readjusted her dress.
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noun [countable, uncountable] He has made a number of readjustments to his technique. a painful period of readjustment
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