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Several tools in a toolbox

Etymology

Old English tōl

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
tool

Plural
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tool ({{{1}}})
  1. A mechanical device intended to make a task easier.
    Hand me that tool, would you?
  2. Equipment used in a profession, e.g., tools of the trade.
    These are the tools of the trade.
  3. Something to perform an operation; an instrument; a means.
  4. (computing) A software to develop software or hardware.
    The software engineer had been developed lots of EDA tools.
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (slang) A complete idiot.
    He was a tool, no more than a pawn to her.
  6. (slang) Penis.
  7. (slang) A person who uncritically supports and assists established authority.
  8. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (slang) By association, any contemptible, inadequate, or unpleasant person.
  9. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (slang) A person who is used in relationships for reasons other than love.

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Verb

Infinitive
to tool

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to tool (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To work on or shape with tools, e.g., hand-tooled leather.
  2. (transitive) To equip with tools.
  3. (transitive) To work very hard.
  4. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To put someone else down (possibly in a subtle, hidden way), and in that way to use them to meet a goal.
    Dude, he's not your friend. He's just tooling you.
  5. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To intentionally attack the ball such that it deflects off a blocker out of bounds.

Synonyms

  • (volleyball): use

Translations

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Estonian

Etymology

From German Stuhl

Noun

tool

  1. chair

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