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troubleshoot

[truhb-uh l-shoot] /ˈtrʌb əlˌʃut/
verb (used without object), troubleshooted or troubleshot, troubleshooting.
1.
to act or be employed as a troubleshooter:
She troubleshoots for a large industrial firm.
verb (used with object), troubleshooted or troubleshot, troubleshooting.
2.
to deal with in the capacity of a troubleshooter.
Also, trouble-shoot.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; back formation from troubleshooter
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Word Origin and History for trouble-shoot

troubleshoot

v.

also trouble-shoot, 1918 (implied in troubleshooting), probably a back-formation from troubleshooter.

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