reshuffle (v.) 1830, of cards, 1899, of organizations, from RE- (Cf. re-) "back, again" + SHUFFLE (Cf. shuffle) (v.).

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  • reshuffle — re‧shuf‧fle [riːˈʆʌfl] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES to move people in a large organization, especially a government, from one job to another: • The world s biggest advertising agency is reshuffling its management. reshuffle noun [countable] …   Financial and business terms

  • reshuffle — ► VERB 1) interchange the positions of (members of a team, especially government ministers). 2) rearrange. ► NOUN ▪ an act of reshuffling …   English terms dictionary

  • reshuffle — [rē shuf′əl] vt. reshuffled, reshuffling 1. to shuffle again 2. to rearrange or reorganize n. a reshuffling or being reshuffled, or the result of this …   English World dictionary

  • reshuffle — I UK [ˌriːˈʃʌf(ə)l] / US [ˌrɪˈʃʌf(ə)l] / US [ˈrɪʃʌf(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms reshuffle : singular reshuffle plural reshuffles the process of changing the jobs or responsibilities of the people in a particular group or organization a… …   English dictionary

  • reshuffle — reshuffles, reshuffling, reshuffled VERB (The noun is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːʃʌf(ə)l[/t]]. The verb is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːʃʌ̱f(ə)l[/t]].) When a political leader reshuffles the ministers in a government, he or she changes their jobs so that some of… …   English dictionary

  • reshuffle — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Reshuffle is used after these nouns: ↑cabinet, ↑government {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Reshuffle is used with these nouns as the object: ↑cabinet …   Collocations dictionary

  • reshuffle — re|shuffle [ri:ˈʃʌfəl, ˈri:ʃʌfəl] n especially BrE when the jobs of people who work in an organization are changed around, especially in a government = ↑reorganize ▪ a Cabinet reshuffle >reshuffle [ˌri:ˈʃʌfəl] v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • reshuffle — re|shuf|fle1 [ ,ri ʃʌfl, riʃʌfl ] noun count the process of changing the jobs or responsibilities of the people in a particular group or organization: a cabinet/boardroom reshuffle reshuffle re|shuf|fle 2 [ ,ri ʃʌfl, riʃʌfl ] verb transitive to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • reshuffle —    to dismiss from employment    In the case of governments, the numbers of cards in the pack remain the same, as in a ministerial reshuffle, where the head of government dismisses ministers and appoints others to their place. In an industrial… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • reshuffle — transitive verb Date: 1830 1. to shuffle (as cards) again 2. to reorganize usually by the redistribution of existing elements < the cabinet was reshuffled by the prime minister > • reshuffle noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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