Definition of Retool

1. Verb. Revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving. "We must retool the town's economy"

Exact synonyms: Revise
Generic synonyms: Reorganise, Reorganize, Shake Up
Derivative terms: Revision



2. Verb. Provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools.
Generic synonyms: Exchange, Interchange, Replace, Substitute

Definition of Retool

1. Verb. To adjust; optimize; to rebuild. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Retool

1. to reequip with tools [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retool

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retool (current term)
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Literary usage of Retool

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1. U. S. Industrial Outlook, 1994: Business Forecasts for 350 IndustriesBusiness & Economics (1994)
"Many small machine shops must extensively retool and find product niches to remain ... The ability of many of these firms to retool may hinge on available ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"The auto industry would thus be able to retool its plants and mass-produce the engines by 1980. Among the promising alternatives to the internal combustion ..."

3. Change Is the Rule: Practical Actions for Change, on Target, on Time, on Budget by Winford E. Holland (2000)
"Firms that win are able to retool employee mindsets and skills on target, on time, and on budget. Firms that win are able to deploy new plants, systems, ..."

4. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1891)
"... retool) at Milatos and elsewhere, and show that Krete had at that date a population practising the same sepulchral rites and using the same decorative ..."

5. The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States After the Cold War by Richard N. Haass (1997)
"It is time to retool our approach to national security."33 Also representative are the words of Clinton administration Agency for International Development ..."

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