retool

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re·tool

 (rē-to͞ol′)
v. re·tooled, re·tool·ing, re·tools
v.tr.
1. To fit out (a factory, for example) with a new set of machinery and tools for making a different product.
2. To revise and reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating or improving: had to retool the city's economy.
v.intr.
To fit out a factory with a new set of machinery and tools.

retool

(riːˈtuːl)
vb
1. (Mechanical Engineering) to replace, re-equip, or rearrange the tools in (a factory, etc)
2. chiefly US and Canadian to revise or reorganize

re•tool

(riˈtul)

v.t.
1. to replace the tools and machinery of (a factory).
2. to rearrange, usu. for updating.
v.i.
3. to replace the tools or machinery of a factory.
[1935–40]

retool


Past participle: retooled
Gerund: retooling

Imperative
retool
retool
Present
I retool
you retool
he/she/it retools
we retool
you retool
they retool
Preterite
I retooled
you retooled
he/she/it retooled
we retooled
you retooled
they retooled
Present Continuous
I am retooling
you are retooling
he/she/it is retooling
we are retooling
you are retooling
they are retooling
Present Perfect
I have retooled
you have retooled
he/she/it has retooled
we have retooled
you have retooled
they have retooled
Past Continuous
I was retooling
you were retooling
he/she/it was retooling
we were retooling
you were retooling
they were retooling
Past Perfect
I had retooled
you had retooled
he/she/it had retooled
we had retooled
you had retooled
they had retooled
Future
I will retool
you will retool
he/she/it will retool
we will retool
you will retool
they will retool
Future Perfect
I will have retooled
you will have retooled
he/she/it will have retooled
we will have retooled
you will have retooled
they will have retooled
Future Continuous
I will be retooling
you will be retooling
he/she/it will be retooling
we will be retooling
you will be retooling
they will be retooling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been retooling
you have been retooling
he/she/it has been retooling
we have been retooling
you have been retooling
they have been retooling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been retooling
you will have been retooling
he/she/it will have been retooling
we will have been retooling
you will have been retooling
they will have been retooling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been retooling
you had been retooling
he/she/it had been retooling
we had been retooling
you had been retooling
they had been retooling
Conditional
I would retool
you would retool
he/she/it would retool
we would retool
you would retool
they would retool
Past Conditional
I would have retooled
you would have retooled
he/she/it would have retooled
we would have retooled
you would have retooled
they would have retooled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.retool - revise or reorganize, especially for the purpose of updating and improving; "We must retool the town's economy"
reorganize, shake up, reorganise - organize anew; "We must reorganize the company if we don't want to go under"
2.retool - provide (a workshop or factory) with new tools
interchange, substitute, replace, exchange - put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items; "the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt"; "substitute regular milk with fat-free milk"; "synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning"
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