- to act or be employed as a troubleshooter: She troubleshoots for a large industrial firm.
- 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 troubleshooting
also trouble-shoot, 1918 (implied in troubleshooting), probably a back-formation from troubleshooter.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper