Definition of refile in English:

refile

verb

  • with object To polish or smooth the surface of again, using a file; to sharpen (the blade or teeth of a tool or weapon) for a second or subsequent time.

verb

  • 1with object To replace in order, especially in an alphabetical or numerical sequence; to replace in a file.

  • 2with object Law. To submit (a legal document, plea, charge, etc.) for a second or subsequent time.

  • 3no object To reapply to an authority for.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in First Book Preseruation Henry VII. From re- + file<br>late 18th century. From re- + file.

Pronunciation

refile

/ˌriːˈfʌɪl/