verb (used with object), re·worked or re·wrought, re·work·ing.

  1. to work or form again: to rework gold.
  2. to revise or rewrite: to rework an essay.
  3. to process again or anew for reuse: to rework wool.


  1. an act or instance of reworking: His latest book is merely a rework of his earlier novel.

verb (tr)

  1. to use again in altered formthe theme has been reworked in countless well-known poems
  2. to rewrite or revise
  3. to reprocess for use again

1842, from re- + work (v.). Related: Reworked; reworking.

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