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.
But in the rejigging of forward lines there is an element of jeopardy and it is in that uncertainty that the initial fascination of this season’s title race lies.
Radio 2 schedule rejigged following Chris Evans's move to breakfast
The ABC is considering rejigging the Australia Network into a smaller international broadcaster rather than scrapping it altogether, as it grapples with how to cut $120m from its budget.