from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To shuffle again: reshuffle cards.
  • transitive v. To arrange or organize anew: The president reshuffled the advisory committee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to shuffle something again, especially playing cards
  • v. to reorganize or rearrange something, especially government posts
  • n. an instance of reshuffling, a reorganization.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. shuffle again
  • v. reorganize and assign posts to different people
  • n. a redistribution of something
  • n. shuffling again


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  • There had been what they call a reshuffle, meaning that all the Cabinet posts were redistributed.


  • But a reshuffle is as good an opportunity as any to ask how far we are translating our liberal principles into liberal policies.

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  • Yet despite regular reports that a cabinet "reshuffle" is about to happen, few observers are holding their breath.

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  • The Stoke Mandeville team include a specialist psychiatric team equipped with Nokia-resistant body armour, and a consultant Proctologist, who will be trying to discover where the PM's next reshuffle is going to come from.

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  • One of the unanswered questions following Blair's recent reshuffle is whether Prescott's successor, Ruth Kelly, will display the same enthusiasm for the regionalisation of England, to whether the project will mark-time or even wither on the vine.

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  • The continual delay over the long awaited reshuffle is evidence of a Prime Minister who is unable to wield the power he once had.

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  • To be fair the silliness was started by Conservative, William Graham, in whose seat Peter Law is now sitting following the half-term reshuffle alluded to below.

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  • The resignation of Jones had been expected as part of a mid-term reshuffle at the White

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  • Major's mid-term reshuffle also made Michael Heseltine the Deputy Prime Minister and took Malcolm Rifkind to the Foreign Office, but Tony Newton was still Leader of the House.

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  • "The reshuffle was the most urgent of the protesters' demands," said Ibtisam Al Ketbi, a professor of political science at the United Arab Emirates University.

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