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re- +‎ home



rehome (third-person singular simple present rehomes, present participle rehoming, simple past and past participle rehomed)

  1. (transitive) To find a new home for (especially a pet).
    The cat recovered after treatment by a vet and has now been rehomed.
    • 2021 February 10, “Stop & Examine”, in RAIL, number 924, page 70:
      Lucy added: "Working in a busy station means that acquiring animals on shift isn't particularly unusual. At the start of lockdown last year, we had to rehome a baby dove.
  2. (transitive) To find a new family for (one or more adopted children) without using official adoption agencies.