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Definition of refocus verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    refocus

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they refocus
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəs//
     
    he / she / it refocuses
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəsɪz//
     
    he / she / it refocusses
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəsɪz//
     
    past simple refocused
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəst//
     
    past participle refocused
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəst//
     
    past simple refocussed
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəst//
     
    past participle refocussed
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəst//
     
    -ing form refocusing
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəsɪŋ//
     
    -ing form refocussing
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈfəʊkəsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈfoʊkəsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to give attention, effort, etc. to something new or different refocus (on/upon somebody/something) Policy must refocus on people instead of places. refocus something (on/upon somebody/something) We need to refocus attention on the real issues facing this country.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] (of your eyes, a camera, etc.) to adapt or be adjusted again so that things can be seen clearly; to adjust something again so that you can see things clearly
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