troubleshoot

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verb trou·ble·shoot \-ˌshüt\

Definition of troubleshoot

troubleshot

play \-ˌshät\;

troubleshooting

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to operate or serve as a troubleshooter is troubleshooting for an electronics firm

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to investigate or deal with in the role of troubleshooter troubleshoots TV receivers troubleshoot a problem

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Origin and Etymology of troubleshoot

back-formation from troubleshooter

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