refit

verb
re·fit | \(ˌ)rē-ˈfit \
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, (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.

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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 Much of the outlay has been on building or refitting 12 new stadiums, modernizing 20 railway stations, repairing hundreds of kilometers of roads and expanding airports. Aimee Lewis, CNN, "Russia opens World Cup 2018 with thumping win over Saudi Arabia," 14 June 2018 Other theme parks take a different approach and refit existing roller coasters with virtual headsets to give a different experience like at Kraken Unleashed at SeaWorld Orlando or Great Lego Race roller coaster at Legoland Florida. Gabrielle Russon, OrlandoSentinel.com, "At Universal and Disney, are 3-D glasses a thing of the past on thrill rides?," 4 May 2018 Expect ship refitting and redesigns, plus some new alt-history timelines. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "PdxCon 2018: Paradox reveals Imperator Rome, Age of Wonders: Planetfall, and board games," 19 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 Brazil's economy has been in recession since mid-2014 and the cost of a new carrier and new airplanes will be in the billions—far more than going ahead with São Paulo's 20-year refit. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Brazil is Retiring Its Only Aircraft Carrier," 16 Feb. 2017 Rydon carried out the refit of the high-rises between May 2006 and October 2009, Britain’s Press Association reported. Washington Post, "London fire: Tests show other high-rises have suspect panels," 22 June 2017 The district spent about half as much for a refit completed in 2000, but deterioration set in in recent years, officials said. Irv Leavitt, chicagotribune.com, "Northbrook Sports Center Pool reopens," 20 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 \
refitted; refitting

Kids Definition of refit

: to make ready for use again refit a ship

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