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overhaul

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verb over·haul \ˌō-vər-ˈhȯl\

Simple Definition of overhaul

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of overhaul

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to examine thoroughly b (1) :  repair (2) :  to renovate, remake, revise, or renew thoroughly

  3. 2 :  to haul or drag over

  4. 3 :  overtake

overhaul

play \ˈō-vər-ˌhȯl\ noun

Examples of overhaul in a sentence

  1. The mechanic overhauled the car's engine.

  2. They had to overhaul their original plans.

  3. Lawmakers are overhauling the welfare program.



1705

First Known Use of overhaul

1705


OVERHAUL Defined for Kids

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overhaul

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verb over·haul \ˌō-vər-ˈhȯl\

Definition of overhaul for Students

overhauled

overhauling

  1. 1 :  to examine thoroughly and make necessary repairs or improvements on <Mechanics overhauled the car's engine.>

  2. 2 :  to catch up with :  overtake <Police overhauled the thieves.>




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overhaul

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noun over·haul \ˈō-vər-ˌhȯl\

Definition of overhaul for Students

  1. :  an instance of overhauling <The ship underwent a complete overhaul.>





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