refit

verb
re·​fit | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈfit How to pronounce refit (audio) \
refitted; refitting; refits

Definition of refit

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to fit out or supply again

intransitive verb

: to obtain repairs or fresh supplies or equipment

refit

noun
re·​fit | \ ˈrē-ˌfit How to pronounce refit (audio) , (ˌ)rē-ˈfit\

Definition of refit (Entry 2 of 2)

: the action of refitting especially : a refitting and renovating of a ship

Examples of refit in a Sentence

Verb

refit a ship for service They're refitting the building with hardwood floors.

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The dayslong pause in fighting allowed the SDF, which includes local Arabs, to reposition and refit their fighters. Raja Abdulrahim, WSJ, "U.S.-Backed Forces Push to Capture Islamic State’s Last Territory in Syria," 11 Feb. 2019 The space was ever so slightly too small, forcing the bumpers to be removed in order to get it into the garage without damage and then refitted when the car was removed. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The Story Behind the Royal Family's Yacht, Britannia," 30 Sep. 2018 In 1545, freshly refitted to carry a greater number of heavy cannon, the warship Mary Rose sailed into battle against a French fleet north of the Isle of Wight. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "Tiny magnets will escort ions out of rare material from a shipwreck," 24 Aug. 2018 During the 1950s many of the Essex-class carriers were refitted and several new classes were built, each larger than the last. Matthew Moss, Popular Mechanics, "How the American Aircraft Carrier Became King of the Seas," 22 May 2018 Most of Russia’s Backfires are 30 years old or older and were recently refitted with the new SVP-24 Gefest digital sighting and navigation system. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s Aging Bomber Could Sling Mach 10 Missiles," 5 July 2018 The price could be cheaper if the city can refit an existing building. Justin Madden, cleveland.com, "Accident closes portion of Interstate 271 in Warrensville Heights," 30 Apr. 2018 Blackbeard intended to refit his remaining sloop and head to the Bahamas. John Bordsen, USA TODAY, "N.C.'s haul from ‘native son’ Blackbeard's 300th anniversary: Tourist gold," 22 June 2018 The old ship eventually became refitted a third time for the Viet Nam War. courant.com, "George Rowland Brown Jr.," 6 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Built in Germany, the San Juan was delivered in 1984 and underwent a major refit in 2014; other subs intended to be built for the class were put on hold or cancelled, with two unfinished subs cannibalized for parts. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Doomed Argentine sub found a year after its disappearance," 19 Nov. 2018 Nestled among Cypress trees and Monterey pines, the place gives off major '60s vibes thanks to its retro refit, complete with shuffleboard and croquet courts, swimming pools, and fire pits for roasting s'mores. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Your Guide to the Perfect Weekend in California's Secret Wine Country," 8 Jan. 2019 As a result, the completion of the refit of the ship is now delayed indefinitely. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Russian officials: Nope, we can’t finish fixing the carrier Kuznetsov," 9 Nov. 2018 The refit would install all the necessary equipment to operate a small force of F-35Bs from Izumo. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Japan’s Ships May Carry Fighter Jets, But Don’t Call Them Carriers," 29 May 2018 Miami’s largest commercial health club—for ten years, Blue World will debut the first of its refit 350-passenger ships next spring. Andrew Sessa, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Latest Cruise Trend Is All About Wellness," 19 Jan. 2018 Russia hopes the refit will allow the carrier to stay in operation for another 25 years. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Dilapidated Aircraft Carrier To Get a Downer of an Upgrade," 12 Oct. 2017 Neglected in the post Cold War years, the ship underwent only one refit, from 1996 to 1998. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Dilapidated Aircraft Carrier To Get a Downer of an Upgrade," 12 Oct. 2017 One of Northbrook's shopping strips is on the way to getting a refit that will start with replacing three outmoded signs with two new ones, but change is difficult in coming. Irv Leavitt, chicagotribune.com, "Panel split on bigger signs at Northbrook's Dunbrook Center," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of refit

Verb

1666, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1799, in the meaning defined above

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refit

verb

English Language Learners Definition of refit

: to make (something, such as a boat) ready for use again especially by adding new parts

refit

verb
re·​fit | \ ˌrē-ˈfit How to pronounce refit (audio) \
refitted; refitting

Kids Definition of refit

: to make ready for use again refit a ship

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