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re·shuf·fle / rēˈshəfəl/ • v. [tr.] reorganize or change the positions of (government appointees, members of a team, etc.): the president was forced to reshuffle his cabinet. ∎  put in a new order; rearrange: genetic constituents are constantly reshuffled into individual organisms. ∎  shuffle playing cards again: Youngman is requesting that Garcia reshuffle the cards. [intr.] too many pairs are coming up—you better reshuffle. • n. an act of reorganizing or rearranging something: he was brought into the government in the last reshuffle.