verb [ T ] UK informalUK /ˌriːˈdʒɪɡ/ US /ˌriːˈdʒɪɡ/-gg- (US usually rejigger)
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to change and improve the arrangement of something:
We'll have to rejig the shed in order to get the extra chairs in.
rejig verb /ˌriːˈdʒɪɡ/
(US English rejigger /ˌriːˈdʒɪɡə(r)/ /ˌriːˈdʒɪɡər/)
rejig something to make changes to something; to arrange something in a different way
Word forms: 3rd person singular present tense rejigs, present participle rejigging, past tense, past participle rejigged
If someone rejigs an organization or a piece of work, they arrange or organize it in a different way, in order to improve it.
...adjustments needed to rejig the industry. [VERB noun]
in AM, use rejigger
Synonyms: rearrange, alter, massage, manipulate
rejiggered; rejiggering; rejiggers
Synonyms of rejigger
: ALTER, REARRANGE
2. transitive. To rearrange, refashion, or alter, esp. so as to make better or to adapt for a particular purpose (originally and frequently in technical contexts); to refit or re-equip; to mend, fix.
1948 Daily Express 22 Apr. 1/6 Britain will send experts to help rejig French factories.
1958 Spectator 2 May 558/1 To alter the period of the action [of Twelfth Night], to rejig the entrances and exits of the characters..is really a kind of forgery.
1976 A. White Long Silence iv. 34 Three [weeks]..he spent with Jean Duclerc, helping re-jig the wireless.
1996 Times 13 Nov. 38/4 The piece has now been much rejigged and, in my view, significantly improved.
2003 N.Y. Rev. Bks. 18 Dec. 81/3 A little later, Rickman..rejigged his presentation somewhat, in a book that came to be known as Rickman's Gothic Architecture.