retool

[ ree-tool ]
/ riˈtul /

verb (used with object)

to replace or rearrange the tools and machinery of (a factory).
to reorganize or rearrange, usually for the purpose of updating: to retool the industrial organization.

verb (used without object)

to replace or rearrange the tools of a factory.
to replace the stamping machinery of a factory, especially to make a remodeled product.

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Origin of retool

First recorded in 1935–40; re- + tool

OTHER WORDS FROM retool

re·tool·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for retool

retool
/ (riːˈtuːl) /

verb

to replace, re-equip, or rearrange the tools in (a factory, etc)
mainly US and Canadian to revise or reorganize
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