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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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Examples for troubleshooting
  • Consult the manual's troubleshooting section or call the toll-free customer service number.
  • Frantic troubleshooting by an overworked staff versus someone else fixing problems smoothly.
  • As previously mentioned, if you are comfortable with messing with the register and troubleshooting, its relatively easy.
  • Most people choose this job because they are good with computers, troubleshooting, and helping people.
  • As the recipe cross-tester, he spent four years troubleshooting recipes prior to their publication.
  • Little in the way of troubleshooting help if things go sideways.
  • He pushed a couple of times for them to stop troubleshooting the sound problem so that the network could be set up.
  • And they were troubleshooting, with no success, a major computer crash.
Word Origin and History for troubleshooting

troubleshoot

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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