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1Fit new or different strings to (a musical instrument or sports racket)‘the harpsichord was restrung in brass’
- ‘He thought it must have fallen from his pocket somewhere after he'd sat restringing the instrument under his favourite tree, but he hadn't been able to find it again.’
- ‘They're restringing their bows, straightening their arrows, sharpening their lances.’
- ‘It was a good racket to begin with, but my boss didn't like the colour; repainted and restrung it.’
- ‘He invited her to sit while he finished restringing his guitar, and they chatted.’
- ‘Even to my untrained eyes, I could notice that Will's racket was in terrible need of restringing but it didn't seem to affect his game.’
- ‘I wish I'd realised about Lucy's broken guitar string sooner; I could have quickly restrung it up for her if I'd known.’
- ‘Of particular interest is the accompaniment on a well preserved Erard of 1897 in Jos van Immerseel's collection, restrung recently but otherwise in its original condition.’
- ‘All Mullova did to meet the band was restring her precious Strad with medieval cat gut instead of modern metal, tone it down a tad to baroque standard and borrow an antique-shop bow.’
- ‘Looms can be restrung for future projects with cotton string.’
- ‘On the contrary, it is when instruments are not restrung and are transported to decontamination in a haphazard fashion that damage occurs.’
- ‘On the negative side, compound crossbows are more expensive, difficult to restring and keep in tune, physically heavier and noisier.’
- ‘‘This could take some time,’ he amended, watching Cinaed struggle to restring the bow.’
- ‘Racquet sport players also spend at the pro shop, buying balls, clothing, racquets and shoes and getting their racquets restrung.’
- ‘He quietly took my guitar and started to restring it for me.’
- ‘Sarah Maultby, York Museums' Trust assistant curator of social history, said the harpsichord has been restrung using brass and iron music wires that are historically accurate.’
- ‘Instruments should be arranged loosely and neatly in mesh-bottom trays but should not be restrung.’
- ‘She has worked with jazz musicians, commissioned new works, and is now exploring the possibilities of period instruments, restringing her Stradivarius with gut and using baroque and classical bows.’
2Thread (objects such as beads) on a new string.‘she had to restring her pearls’
- ‘Once he restrung and polished an old broken ornament to go round Sanjukta's waist - thenceforward the benga patia became indispensable to Odissi.’
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