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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theytool up
he/she/ittools up
present participletooling up
past tensetooled up
past participletooled up
  1. 1
    to provide someone or something with the tools or equipment needed for making something, or to be provided with these tools or equipment
  2. 2
    British informal to provide someone with a weapon, especially so that they can commit a crime, or to be provided with a weapon for this purpose
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