troubleshoot

or trou·ble-shoot

[truhb-uh l-shoot]

verb (used without object), trou·ble·shoot·ed or trou·ble·shot, trou·ble·shoot·ing.

to act or be employed as a troubleshooter: She troubleshoots for a large industrial firm.

verb (used with object), trou·ble·shoot·ed or trou·ble·shot, trou·ble·shoot·ing.

to deal with in the capacity of a troubleshooter.

Origin of troubleshoot

First recorded in 1930–35; back formation from troubleshooter
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Word Origin and History for troubleshooted

troubleshoot

v.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper