troubleshoot
verb (troubleshot; -shooting) Etymology: back-formation from troubleshooter Date: 1918 intransitive verb to operate or serve as a troubleshooter <
is troubleshooting for an electronics firm
>
transitive verb to investigate or deal with in the role of troubleshooter <
troubleshoots TV receivers
>
<
troubleshoot a problem
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • troubleshoot — 1918 (implied in troubleshooting), probably a back formation from TROUBLESHOOTER (Cf. troubleshooter) …   Etymology dictionary

  • troubleshoot — ► VERB 1) analyse and solve problems for an organization. 2) trace and correct faults in a mechanical or electronic system. DERIVATIVES troubleshooter noun …   English terms dictionary

  • troubleshoot — troubleshooter troub‧le‧shoot‧er [ˈtrʌblˌʆuːtə ǁ ər] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES someone who is employed by a company to deal with serious problems it is having: • He was hired as a troubleshooter, and began by slashing costs. troubleshoot… …   Financial and business terms

  • troubleshoot — verb Troubleshoot is used with these nouns as the object: ↑problem …   Collocations dictionary

  • troubleshoot — /trub euhl shooht /, v., troubleshooted or troubleshot, troubleshooting. v.i. 1. to act or be employed as a troubleshooter: She troubleshoots for a large industrial firm. v.t. 2. to deal with in the capacity of a troubleshooter. Also, trouble… …   Universalium

  • troubleshoot — verb To analyze or diagnose a problem to the point of determining a solution. Syn: debug, diagnose …   Wiktionary

  • troubleshoot — v. spot problems; mediate, settle disagreements …   English contemporary dictionary

  • troubleshoot — verb [usu. as noun troubleshooting] analyse and solve problems for an organization. ↘trace and correct faults in a mechanical or electronic system. Derivatives troubleshooter noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • troubleshoot — See: troubleshooter …   English dictionary

  • troubleshoot — trou•ble•shoot [[t]ˈtrʌb əlˌʃut[/t]] v. shoot•ed shot, shoot•ing 1) to act or be employed as a troubleshooter 2) to deal with in the capacity of a troubleshooter • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

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