verb trou·ble·shoot \-ˌshüt\

Definition of troubleshoot


play \-ˌshät\;


  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>

Origin and Etymology of troubleshoot

back-formation from troubleshooter

First Known Use: 1918

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