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retool for (something)

1. To furnish or equip with a new set of tools, equipment, machinery, etc., for the production of some new or different thing. We're planning on retooling for the next line of computer chips in the coming weeks. We have an annual plant shutdown in the summer. It gives our employees a chance to take a vacation while we retool for a new model of cars.
2. To revise, reorganize, or bring up to date for some purpose, goal, or change. The city is frantically trying to retool for an ever-expanding population that has already begun putting strain on its infrastructure. Our consultants specialize in helping individuals and small business owners retool for radical changes in their business plans or structures.
3. To acquire the skills and know-how needed for some pursuit or challenge. I studied English in college, but I'd like to retool for a career in finance. Many people are finding they need to retool for a marketplace that is increasingly dependent on online technologies and skills.
4. To furnish or equip a factory or manufacturing plant with a new set of tools, equipment, machinery, etc., for the production of some new or different thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "retool" and "for." It will take a sizable chunk of money to retool the factory for such a radically different kind of product. We've finished retooling the processing plant for the new type of microchips.
5. To revise, reorganize, or bring up to date someone, something, or oneself for a particular purpose, goal, or change. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "retool" and "for." The bank is retooling their online infrastructure to bring it in line with their competitors. The political party is retooling some of their stances on social issues to appeal to a broader demographic of voters.
6. To furnish or provide oneself with the skills and know-how needed for some pursuit or challenge. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "retool" and "for." The seminar is aimed at anyone who wants to retool themselves for a more lucrative career. She said she's retooling herself for a possible career in science education.
See also: retool

retool for something

 
1. Lit. to set up with new or altered tools for a different kind of production. The factory was closed down so they could retool for next year's model. How soon can we retool for this new line ofproducts?
2. Fig. to prepare oneself for a different kind of work. He decided to retool for a new job in the computer industry. I am too old to retool for a job like this.
See also: retool

retool something for something

to set up a factory with new or altered tools for a different kind of production. The manager decided to retool the factory for greater efficiency. We will retool the plant for next year's models.
See also: retool
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