retool

verb re·tool \ (ˌ)rē-ˈtül \
|Updated on: 6 Jun 2018

Definition of retool

retooled; retooling; retools
1 : to reequip with tools
3 : revise, modify
: to make especially minor changes or improvements
  • retool for the future

Examples of retool in a Sentence

  1. The factory has been retooled.

  2. The company is retooling its sales strategies.

  3. The company is retooling for the future.

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First Known Use of retool

1917

in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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RETOOL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of retool for English Language Learners

  • : to change or replace the tools or machines in (a factory, workshop, etc.)

  • : to make changes to (something) in order to improve it


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