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verb (used with object), re·fit·ted, re·fit·ting.
  1. to fit, prepare, or equip again.
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verb (used without object), re·fit·ted, re·fit·ting.
  1. to renew supplies or equipment.
  2. to get refitted.
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  1. an act of refitting.
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Origin of refit

First recorded in 1660–70; re- + fit1
Related formsun·re·fit·ted, adjective
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  • The Kensington was dismasted, and had to return to refit, but we did not part a rope-yarn.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The next morning all hands set to work with a will to refit the schooner.

    The Three Midshipmen

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • On the other side of the river was a big camp, where troops were sent to refit and rest.

    In Mesopotamia

    Martin Swayne

  • Also, is overhauled, or examined, to determine the refit demanded.

    The Sailor's Word-Book

    William Henry Smyth

  • The schooner had only left Guernsey, after a refit, the day before I was taken on board her.

    Old Jack

    W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for refit


verb (riːˈfɪt) -fits, -fitting or -fitted
  1. to make or be made ready for use again by repairing, re-equipping, or resupplying
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noun (ˈriːˌfɪt)
  1. a repair or re-equipping, as of a ship, for further use
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Derived Formsrefitment, noun
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Word Origin and History for refit


1660s, from re- "again" + fit (v.). Originally nautical. Related: Refitted; refitting.

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