Re-form
Re-form Re-form" (r?*f?rm"), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Re-formed} (-f?rmd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Re-forming}.] To give a new form to; to form anew; to take form again, or to take a new form; as, to re-form the line after a charge. [1913 Webster]

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  • Re|form — «rih FRM», verb, noun, adjective. –v.t. 1. to make better: »Some prisons try to reform criminals instead of just punishing them. 2. to improve by removing faults or abuses: »to reform a city administration. 3. to crack and refine (petroleum or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • re|form — «rih FRM», verb, noun, adjective. –v.t. 1. to make better: »Some prisons try to reform criminals instead of just punishing them. 2. to improve by removing faults or abuses: »to reform a city administration. 3. to crack and refine (petroleum or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • re-form — re forms, re forming, re formed also reform V ERG When an organization, group, or shape re forms, or when someone re forms it, it is created again after a period during which it did not exist or existed in a different form. The appearance of… …   English dictionary

  • re-form — verb intransitive or transitive 1. ) if an organization, business, or group re forms or someone re forms it, it starts to work or exist again: The band re formed in 1985 after breaking up ten years earlier. 2. ) to form into lines again, or to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • re-form — ► VERB ▪ form or cause to form again. DERIVATIVES re formation noun …   English terms dictionary

  • re-form — [rē fôrm′] vt., vi. to form again …   English World dictionary

  • re-form — [ˌri:ˈfo:m US o:rm] v [I and T] to start to exist again or to make something start to exist again ▪ At the end of the year, the company re formed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • re-form — UK / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms re form : present tense I/you/we/they re form he/she/it re forms present participle re forming past tense re formed past participle re formed if an organization, business, or group re forms, or if …   English dictionary

  • re-form — re formation, n. re former, n. /ree fawrm /, v.t., v.i. to form again. [1300 50; ME; orig. identical with REFORM] * * * …   Universalium

  • re-form — verb (I, T) 1 to start to exist again or to make something start to exist again: At the end of the year the company re formed, and began trading again. 2 to form into lines again, or to make soldiers do this: The platoon re formed, ready to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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