People are focusing on tools of social media being abused, or saying, 'Let's look at lack of civility.'
The United States has tools to impose costs on the North Koreans.
Without the tools I needed to love myself, I could never love anyone.
Over the course of a long and enjoyable morning and afternoon, he showed me the tools of his trade.
By using these tools instead of standing behind the DJ booth, am I deviating too far away from that culture?
If I had some tools and a little to do with I could get the presses ready in a day.
It just about keeps one pack-train on the trail supplying you with tools.
Paddock, in the bulletin previously mentioned, pictures two of these tools and these are reproduced in Fig. 52.
But that is not the fault of the tools; it is the fault of the carvers.
When he is not having uses of the tools in the tool-box, then the tool-box has its lid down and it is a seat to sit on.
Old English tol "instrument, implement," from Proto-Germanic *tolan (cf. Old Norse tol), from a verb stem represented by Old English tawian "prepare." The ending is the instrumental suffix -l (e.g. shovel). Figurative sense of "person used by another for his own ends" is recorded from 1660s. Slang meaning "penis" first recorded 1550s.
"to drive a vehicle," 1812, probably from tool (n.). The meaning "to work or shape with a tool" is recorded from 1815; that of "equip (a factory) with machine tools" is from 1927. Related: Tooled; tooling.
[underworld sense perhaps fr the practice of using a small boy as a sort of tool in pickpocketing, or perhaps fr Romany tool, ''handle, take''; second verb sense fr earlier tool, ''a whip'']