trouble-shoot


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trou·ble·shoot

also trou·ble-shoot (trŭb′əl-sho͞ot′)
v. trou·ble·shot (-shŏt′), trou·ble·shoot·ing, trou·ble·shoots also trou·ble-shot or trou·ble-shoot·ing or trou·ble-shoots
v.intr.
To work or serve as a troubleshooter.
v.tr.
To investigate as a troubleshooter; determine and settle problems with: "cited the service it performed in trouble-shooting an employee problem" (Vance Packard).
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.trouble-shoot - solve problemstrouble-shoot - solve problems; "He is known to be good at trouble-shooting"
fix, furbish up, mend, repair, bushel, doctor, touch on, restore - restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
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It is hoped that together they can trouble-shoot the problems which have plagued what was once one of the city's more desirable corners.
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When storms begin, Harvard executives continue to travel from building to building to supervise operations, trouble-shoot problem areas and fulfill special requests from individual owners.