Definition of refit in English:

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refit

verb

Pronunciation: /rēˈfit/
(refits, refitting, refitted) [with object]
Replace or repair machinery, equipment, and fittings in (a ship, building, etc.): a lucrative contract to refit a submarine fleet
More example sentences
  • She spent the first winter refitting a tall ship in a village in Spain.
  • He recalls his younger days working alongside platers and welders in the Southampton shipyard of Vosper, repairing and refitting liners such as the QE2 and the Canberra.
  • On the way he had discovered Hawaii, a perfect place for refitting his ships.

noun

Pronunciation: /ˈrēˌfit/
/rēˈfit/
A restoration or repair of machinery, equipment, or fittings.
Example sentences
  • Now, after an extensive refit and repairs, carried out at Portsmouth, the ship is again preparing for front-line service.
  • Gawler had just completed a 16-week period that included a refit at Darwin Ship Repair and Engineering.
  • The yacht has been undergoing an extensive refit in North Vancouver ever since Lyon and crew sailed it to Vancouver from Holland last June.

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Syllabification: re·fit

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