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re- +‎ shuffle



reshuffle (third-person singular simple present reshuffles, present participle reshuffling, simple past and past participle reshuffled)

  1. To shuffle something again, especially playing cards.
  2. To reorganize or rearrange something, especially government posts.



reshuffle (plural reshuffles)

  1. an instance of reshuffling, a reorganization
    • 1961 August, “Motive Power Miscellany: Southern Region”, in Trains Illustrated, page 505:
      The changeover to almost exclusive electric and diesel working on the London-Ashford-Kent Coast main line at the beginning of the summer timetable naturally initiated a widespread reshuffle of steam motive power, involving some moves of considerable interest.
    • 2011 January 18, David Dulin, “Cardiff 0 - 2 Stoke”, in BBC[1]:
      Danny Higginbotham was the only survivor from the weekend win over Bolton - but the Stoke captain lasted just 10 minutes before being forced off injured. That meant a reshuffle to the visitors' defence who were the busier in a lacklustre first half.
    • 2023 January 11, Maggie Simpson tells Tom Allett, “Freight's champion”, in RAIL, number 974, page 41:
      Simpson had also been due to meet new Rail Minister Kevin Foster, but that too had to be cancelled on the day because of a further reshuffle.