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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_338_htooltool1 /tuːl/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 tool_box.jpg TZsomething that you hold in your hand and use to do a particular job πŸ”Š I don’t have the right tools to start fiddling around with the engine. πŸ”Š a shop selling garden tools2 HELPa piece of equipment or a skill that is useful for doing your job πŸ”Š Television is an important tool for the modern teacher. πŸ”Š These books are the tools of my trade (=the things I need to do my job).3 USE A PERSONsomeone who is used unfairly by another person and who has to do things they do not really want to do – used to show disapprovaltool of πŸ”Š The king was merely a tool of the military government.4 informal not politeHBH a man’s penis (=sex organ) β†’ down tools at down2(3)
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toolβ€’ The king was merely a tool of the military regime.β€’ a tool for cutting metalβ€’ The Internet has been an effective tool for advertising.β€’ All my gardening tools had been stolen from the shed.β€’ A good tool kit should contain pliers, screwdrivers, and wire-cutters.β€’ He took a spanner from his tool box and tightened up the bolts on the gate.β€’ These plans were an invaluable tool which increased the accuracy and the efficiency of the project.β€’ At first, options were distrusted by many as risky, esoteric investment tools.β€’ Interest rates are one of the Finance Minister's main tools of economic policy.β€’ Using the computer environment as our tool we can process and reshape all kinds of information swiftly and perfectly.β€’ Pictures of fleeing refugees were used as an effective propaganda tool against the Communists.β€’ He couldn't finish repairing the engine because he didn't have the right tools.β€’ a carpenter's toolsβ€’ The elements of a nutrition program plan provide the manager with the tools to anticipate results and conduct ongoing evaluation.β€’ Dance and aerobics classes are a useful tool for encouraging girls back to school P.E. lessons.β€’ Inspection sites are dirty and may be cluttered with tools, materials, or debris.tool ofβ€’ Many see the senator as a tool of the auto industry.