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

     

    retool

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtuːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtuːl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they retool
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtuːl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtuːl//
     
    he / she / it retools
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtuːlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtuːlz//
     
    past simple retooled
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtuːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtuːld//
     
    past participle retooled
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtuːld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtuːld//
     
    -ing form retooling
    BrE BrE//ˌriːˈtuːlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌriːˈtuːlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] retool (something) to replace or change the machines or equipment in a factory so that it can produce new or better goods
  2. 2[transitive] retool something (North American English, informal) to organize something in a new or different way The senator retooled his style and his campaign manager.
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