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Definition of equip verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    equip

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪˈkwɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkwɪp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they equip
    BrE BrE//ɪˈkwɪp//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkwɪp//
     
    he / she / it equips
    BrE BrE//ɪˈkwɪps//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkwɪps//
     
    past simple equipped
    BrE BrE//ɪˈkwɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkwɪpt//
     
    past participle equipped
    BrE BrE//ɪˈkwɪpt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkwɪpt//
     
    -ing form equipping
    BrE BrE//ɪˈkwɪpɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪˈkwɪpɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1to provide yourself/somebody/something with the things that are needed for a particular purpose or activity synonym kit out/up 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 plan. The centre is well equipped for canoeing and mountaineering.
  2. 2equip somebody (for something) | equip somebody (to do something) to prepare somebody for an activity or task, especially by teaching them what they need to know The course is designed to equip students for a career in nursing.
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent.: from French équiper, probably from Old Norse skipa ‘to man (a ship)’, from skip ‘ship’.Extra examples Rooms vary in size and come equipped with hairdryers, television and telephone. The car is fully equipped with all the latest gadgets. The centre is well equipped for sailing. The flat is fully equipped with a cooker and fridge. The hostel is specially equipped for wheelchair access. Here he received the education that would equip him to take his place in society. The programme is designed to equip students for a career in nursing. We travelled in a specially equipped medical jeep.
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