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

 

tool

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tuːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tuːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they tool
BrE BrE//tuːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tuːl//
 
he / she / it tools
BrE BrE//tuːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tuːlz//
 
past simple tooled
BrE BrE//tuːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tuːld//
 
past participle tooled
BrE BrE//tuːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tuːld//
 
-ing form tooling
BrE BrE//ˈtuːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtuːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (North American English, informal) to drive around in a vehicle Word Origin Old English tōl, from a Germanic base meaning ‘prepare’. The verb dates from the early 19th cent. Phrasal Verbstool up
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tool