Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To work or serve as a troubleshooter.
  • transitive v. To investigate as a troubleshooter; determine and settle problems with: "cited the service it performed in trouble-shooting an employee problem” ( Vance Packard).

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  • v. To analyze or diagnose a problem to the point of determining a solution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. solve problems

Etymologies

trouble +‎ shoot. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's for this reason I had to rifle through America's past as I wanted to try 'troubleshoot' this situation, and I keep stumbling over the same problem: the assumptions set out at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 to this day are the cause of the symptoms seen with this guy.

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  • "Over the past six to 12 months, obviously, we've been in a mode to plan and research and kind of troubleshoot," he said.

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Granted it is less expensive, but keep in mind that if you have a cartridge refilled, sometimes this disables the function on your computer to "troubleshoot" any printer ink issues.

    Money Crashers

  • Nice - I guess I prefer using the operating system that really doesn't need a "troubleshoot" feature.

    CNET News.com

  • To me, the best lifestyle is having free time and not having to answer the phone, not having to be "on call", not having to "troubleshoot".

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  • I did not get that feeling though from MacDrive and didn't wait to try to "troubleshoot" or work with the vendor.

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  • Using it and properly burning it (using ImgBurn) allows you to "troubleshoot" as it is the only media that is more-or-less

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • "With the F-22 program, the troubleshoot is a lot different from the F-15.

    KITV.com - Local New

  • "compatibility mode" (type "troubleshoot" in the Control Panel's search box to get to Win 7's Program Compatibility Troubleshooter).

    Redskins Insider Podcast -- The Washington Post

  • Possibly this is also where my technical background comes into play: as a technician I am used to service, troubleshoot and, if possible, improve equipment.

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