refit re‧fit [ˌriːˈfɪt] verb refitted PTandPPX refitting PRESPARTX [transitive]
to put a shop, factory etc in good condition by doing repairs and adding new equipment:

• We refitted the plant last year.

— refit [ˈriːfɪt] noun [countable] :

• The factory has undergone a complete refit.

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refit UK US /ˌriːˈfɪt/ verb [I or T] (-tt-)
PROPERTY, COMMERCE, PRODUCTION to make repairs or changes to a building, factory, or store in order to improve it or change its purpose: »

The company plans to refit the plant so it can process crude oil from Canada, creating 80 new jobs.


The pubs will be refitted and re-branded by their new owner.

TRANSPORT to get a ship back into good condition by repairing it or adding new parts: »

The yard has won a £100m order to refit a nuclear submarine for the Royal Navy.

refit UK US /ˌriːˈfɪt/ US  /ˈriːˌfɪt/ noun [C]
PROPERTY, COMMERCE, PRODUCTION the process of making repairs or changes to a building in order to improve it or change its purpose: »

Last week the company opened its flagship store on Regent Street following a £13m refit.


The chain has embarked on a major refit programme to draw in customers.

TRANSPORT the process of getting a ship back into good condition: »

The total bill for salvage, repairs and refit will be €204 million.


Reductions in the size of the fleet are threatening refit work for the shipyard.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Refit — Re*fit (r?*f?t ), v. t. 1. To fit or prepare for use again; to repair; to restore after damage or decay; as, to refit a garment; to refit ships of war. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. To fit out or supply a second time. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Refit — Re*fit , v. i. To obtain repairs or supplies; as, the fleet returned to refit. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refit — index fix (repair), rehabilitate, renew (refurbish), renovate, repair, restore (renew) …   Law dictionary

  • refit — 1660s, from RE (Cf. re ) again + FIT (Cf. fit) (v.). Originally nautical. Related: Refitted; refitting …   Etymology dictionary

  • refit — ► VERB (refitted, refitting) ▪ replace or repair machinery, equipment, and fittings in (a ship, building, etc.). ► NOUN ▪ an act of refitting …   English terms dictionary

  • refit — [rē fit′; ] also, and for n. usually [, rē′fit΄] vt., vi. refitted, refitting to make or be made ready or fit for use again, as by repairing, reequipping, or resupplying n. an act or instance of refitting …   English World dictionary

  • refit — UK [riːˈfɪt] / US [ˌrɪˈfɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms refit : present tense I/you/we/they refit he/she/it refits present participle refitting past tense refitted past participle refitted to repair a room, building, or ship, or to… …   English dictionary

  • refit — refits, refitting, refitted VERB: usu passive (The verb is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːfɪ̱t[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]ri͟ːfɪt[/t]].) When a ship is refitted, it is repaired or is given new parts, equipment, or furniture. [be V ed] During the war,… …   English dictionary

  • refit — verb refitted, refitting (I, T) to make a ship ready to be used again, by doing repairs and putting in new machinery: We sailed into port to refit. refit / ri:fIt/ noun (C, U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • refit — contrefit refit …   Dictionnaire des rimes

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