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reshuffle Line breaks: re|shuf¦fle

Definition of reshuffle in English:


Pronunciation: /riːˈʃʌf(ə)l/
[with object]
1Interchange the positions of (members of a team, especially government ministers): the president was forced to reshuffle his cabinet
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  • Who said the prime minister could not have reshuffled his Cabinet and not fired her and still given me a job?
  • The first test of his growing strength will come when the ministerial team is reshuffled today.
  • Late last month, the Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet in an attempt to resuscitate his government's largely stalled economic and social agenda.
reorganize, restructure, change, change around, change the line-up of, shake up, rearrange, interchange, shuffle, regroup, rejig, redistribute, realign
informal jigger
1.1Put in a new order; rearrange: genetic constituents are constantly reshuffled into individual organisms
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  • Organizers are reshuffling the rest of his concert schedule while the singer heals.
  • For this, the individual values of the trait under consideration are reshuffled relative to the remaining data (the other trait values and marker scores).
  • Randomization procedures whereby the sampling dates or the spatial positions were reshuffled allowed us to test for temporal and spatial effects.
2Shuffle (playing cards) again: Youngman is requesting that Garcia reshuffle the cards [no object]: too many pairs are coming up—you better reshuffle
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  • Are the cards reshuffled when the last card is drawn or when someone needs to draw a card?
  • However, you get only 8 cards reshuffled in this case, so you should time using the joker wisely.
  • If it is a jack, he reshuffles and the cards are cut again.


Pronunciation: /ˈriːʃʌf(ə)l/
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An act of reorganizing or rearranging something: he was brought into the government in the last reshuffle
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  • Should this happen or not, the forces of separation are stimulating speculation about possible reshuffles of party allegiance.
  • Proposals for structural reshuffles were also tabled at the meeting.
  • The spokesman was also asked about the replacement of the Leader of the Commons, but he replied he did not comment on reshuffles.
reorganization, restructuring, upheaval, change, rearrangement, regrouping, redistribution
informal shake-up

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