trouble-shoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v trouble-shoot solve problems "He is known to be good at trouble-shooting"
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Usage

In literature:

It never occurred to the Arabs to take the trouble to shoot at a dog, so he was quite unmolested.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
But they pushed steadily on, the excitement of their hunting and shooting excursions making them forget the troubles of their journey.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
The animal was already dead, so they were saved the trouble of shooting it.
"Hendricks the Hunter" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was not an uncommon occurrence for us to have shooting trouble over our different brands.
"The Life and Adventures of Nat Love" by Nat Love
How many wronged husbands are there who swallow their trouble and endure to one who shoots?
"We Three" by Gouverneur Morris
Randy, stricken with remorse for the troubles in which he had involved his companions, was resolved to admit the shooting.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
If the Chippewas did not shoot them, they said, they would do it themselves, as trouble had come to their nation on their account.
"Old Fort Snelling" by Marcus L. Hansen
During the troubles of 1838 he ordered the shooting of four prisoners without the form of a trial.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Ef cabe hab trouble of grizzle er miner, Mike shoot.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
They are so common on the lagoons which surround the city of Mexico, that sportsmen scarcely will be troubled shooting them.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
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In poetry:

And during her reign in this world of trouble and strife
Several attempts were made to take her life;
Maclean he tried to shoot her, but he did fail,
But he was arrested and sent to an aaylum, which made him bewail.
"The Death of the Queen" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Yes, You Can Get In Trouble For Shooting Squirrels in Your Backyard with an Air Rifle .
A Fort Carson soldier is in trouble after shooting his current wife in the leg while trying to commit suicide .
About one-fourth of the time, it's because people have lied about the shooting to protect friends or family members from getting into trouble.
Investigators are having trouble getting leads in a weekend shooting that left an 18-year-old from Modesto dead.
Practical Training Program puts students in real-life maintenance and trouble-shooting conditions.
The Montana Grizzlies ran into foul trouble early and the hot-shooting BYU Cougars ran away with an 85-60 victory Wednesday night in Salt Lake City.
Congresswoman Moore 'saddened and troubled' by Brookfield shooting.
Shooting 33 percent from the field usually spells trouble for any basketball team.
Hector Celaya Jr had been in and out of trouble, but nothing in his criminal past seemed to indicate he could go on the kind of shooting rampage that occurred Saturday night on the Tule River Indian Reservation east of Porterville.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa could be in trouble with the Los Angeles Police Department, after a minor incident at a recent video shoot.
Oregon mall shooting suspect showed no known sign of trouble.
A troubled man appears out of nowhere and starts shooting into a crowd.
Area still troubled after Aurora movie theater shooting.
It's winter, and there are only about eight hours of viable daylight: The trouble is, a productive day of shooting is rarely less than 12.
Experts say the spate of shootings may be coincidental and not indicative of a troubling trend.
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