retool

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/riːˈtuːl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/riˈtul/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(rē to̅o̅l)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•tool /riˈtul/USA pronunciation   v. 
  1. Mechanical Engineeringto replace the machinery of (a factory): [+ object]The foundation helped them retool their factories.[no object]The foundation would help them retool.
  2. [+ object] to reorganize or rearrange, usually for updating.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•tool  (rē to̅o̅l),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. Mechanical Engineeringto replace or rearrange the tools and machinery of (a factory).
  2. to reorganize or rearrange, usually for the purpose of updating:to retool the industrial organization.

v.i. 
  1. Mechanical Engineeringto replace or rearrange the tools of a factory.
  2. Mechanical Engineeringto replace the stamping machinery of a factory, esp. to make a remodeled product.
re•toola•ble, adj. 
  • re- + tool 1935–40

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
retool /riːˈtuːl/ vb
  1. to replace, re-equip, or rearrange the tools in (a factory, etc)
  2. chiefly US Canadian to revise or reorganize
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