tool up

phrasal verb

tooled up; tooling up; tools up
: to provide (a factory) with machines and tools for producing something
The factory was not tooled up for this type of production.

Examples of tool up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Setting off in a boat with them felt like tooling up the Mekong Delta in a scene from a Vietnam War movie. Nina Burleigh, Smithsonian Magazine, 4 Jan. 2024 Among the highlights: Save up to $1,000 on two or more appliances, get $100 off select laundry pairs (plus free delivery!), and get a free Milwaukee tool up to $199 in value with a qualifying purchase. Nicola Fumo, Peoplemag, 29 June 2023 But on the streets, the rival military machines were tooling up for a fight. Declan Walsh, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2023

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“Tool up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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