Transplant, in a way (5)
I believe the answer is:
'transplant in a way' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)
This is the entire clue.
(Other definitions for repot that I've seen before include "plant in another location" , "Transplant" , "to fit into new container" , "transfer seedlings" , "place somewhere new to put down roots" .)