tool up

tool up
phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "tool up":
present tense I/you/we/they tool up he/she/it tools up present participle tooling up past tense tooled up past participle tooled up
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) 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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