trou·​ble·​shoot | \ ˈtrə-bəl-ˌshüt How to pronounce troubleshoot (audio) \
troubleshot\ ˈtrə-​bəl-​ˌshät How to pronounce troubleshoot (audio) \; troubleshooting

Definition of troubleshoot

intransitive verb

: to operate or serve as a troubleshooter is troubleshooting for an electronics firm

transitive verb

: to investigate or deal with in the role of troubleshooter troubleshoots TV receivers troubleshoot a problem

Examples of troubleshoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The original mission was scheduled for April 11, but was pushed back a couple times as teams worked to troubleshoot issues ahead of its first otherworldly flight. Joe Mario Pedersen,, "Video: NASA pulls off first Martian lift off of ‘Ingenuity’ helicopter," 19 Apr. 2021 Each of the brand's 17 hotels has an organic garden, and there's an on-call permaculturist at HQ in Singapore to help troubleshoot problems. Jeff Chu, Travel + Leisure, "4 Impact-driven Hotels and Hospitality Brands," 18 Mar. 2021 The family of four once visited a client in Washington, D.C., to help troubleshoot a faulty gas range, and have been present for the unboxing of others’ Vipp kitchens. Laura Raskin, WSJ, "The Ultimate Live-Work Space Done in Minimalist Danish Chic," 16 Mar. 2021 Mobile virtual conferencing solutions mean front-line workers can troubleshoot issues with subject matter experts from anywhere in the world. Barry Po, Forbes, "Can AI Help Heavy Industries Meet Today’s Tougher ESG Standards?," 9 Mar. 2021 Arlington Assistant County Manager Bryna Helfer said that because VAMS is run by the federal government the county cannot access the internal workings to troubleshoot the system for blind residents. Lauren Weber, Los Angeles Times, "COVID-19 vaccine websites violate disability laws, create inequity for the blind," 25 Feb. 2021 Heavy use of logging and error reporting with beta users can also help the support team quickly troubleshoot issues. Expert Panel®, Forbes, "10 Ways To Collect Team Feedback On Internal-Facing Tech," 4 Mar. 2021 In some ways, almost no clinic staffers are better equipped to troubleshoot a crisis than those in Texas. Marie Solis, Fortune, "Texas’s power outage sparked a reproductive health care crisis," 26 Feb. 2021 So much so, his foundation spent millions creating fictional scenarios for world leaders to troubleshoot in which mutating viruses infected humans and killed tens of millions before being contained. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Bill Gates warned about a pandemic. And enough about microchips, he says.," 28 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of troubleshoot

1918, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for troubleshoot

back-formation from troubleshooter

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6 May 2021

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“Troubleshoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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