overhaul


over·haul

transitive verb \ˌō-vər-ˈhl\

: to look at every part of (something) and repair or replace the parts that do not work

: to change (something) completely in order to improve it

Full Definition of OVERHAUL

1
a :  to examine thoroughly
b (1) :  repair
(2) :  to renovate, remake, revise, or renew thoroughly
2
:  to haul or drag over
3
:  overtake
over·haul \ˈō-vər-ˌhl\ noun

Examples of OVERHAUL

  1. The mechanic overhauled the car's engine.
  2. They had to overhaul their original plans.
  3. Lawmakers are overhauling the welfare program.

First Known Use of OVERHAUL

1705

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