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Definition of equip verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they equip
    he / she / it equips
    past simple equipped
    -ing form equipping
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  1. 1to provide yourself/someone or something with the things that are needed for a particular purpose or activity equip something to be fully/poorly equipped She got a bank loan to rent and equip a small workshop. equip yourself/somebody/something (with something) (for something) He equipped himself with a street map. The center is well equipped for canoeing and mountaineering.
  2. 2equip somebody (for something) equip somebody (to do something) to prepare someone for an activity or a task, especially by teaching them what they need to know The course is designed to equip students for a career in nursing.
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