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[truhb-uh l-shoot] /ˈtrʌb əlˌʃut/
verb (used without object), troubleshooted or troubleshot, troubleshooting.
to act or be employed as a troubleshooter:
She troubleshoots for a large industrial firm.
verb (used with object), troubleshooted or troubleshot, troubleshooting.
to deal with in the capacity of a troubleshooter.
Also, trouble-shoot.
Origin of troubleshoot
1930-35; back formation from troubleshooter Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for troubleshoot
  • Remote access required a half hour on the phone with tech support to troubleshoot.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot the server hardware and the software components of a network with little or no direction.
  • Recognize and troubleshoot common problems such as disconnection or blockage and leakage.
  • Mechanical and electrical knowledge of refrigeration units with the ability to troubleshoot.
  • Must be an experienced mechanic who is able to troubleshoot machine operation and repair.
  • They record calls for service and troubleshoot and resolve problems or refer unresolved problems to appropriate staff.
  • Will change oil, tires, troubleshoot problems and do brake work.
Word Origin and History for troubleshoot

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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