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tool

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1 an article intended for use in work
  • needed a special tool to remove the screen on the phone
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2 one that is or can be used to further the purposes of another
  • a ruthless leader using his trusting followers as tools in his quest for power
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3 one who is easily deceived or cheated
  • You're just a pathetic tool of the advertising industry if you believe everything you see in TV commercials.
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implement, tool, instrument, appliance, utensil mean a relatively simple device for performing work. implement may apply to anything necessary to perform a task.
    • crude stone implements
    • farm implements
tool suggests an implement adapted to facilitate a definite kind or stage of work and suggests the need of skill more strongly than implement.
    • a carpenter's tools
instrument suggests a device capable of delicate or precise work.
    • the dentist's instruments
appliance refers to a tool or instrument utilizing a power source and suggests portability or temporary attachment.
    • household appliances
utensil applies to a device used in domestic work or some routine unskilled activity.
    • kitchen utensils

tool

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to travel by a motorized vehicle
  • I spent some time tooling around town today.
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