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overhaul

verb over·haul \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

transitive verb
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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OVERHAUL Defined for Kids

1overhaul

verb over·haul \ˌō-vər-ˈhl\
over·hauledover·haul·ing

Definition of OVERHAUL for Kids

1
:  to examine thoroughly and make necessary repairs or improvements on <Mechanics overhauled the car's engine.>
2
:  to catch up with :  overtake <Police overhauled the thieves.>

2overhaul

noun over·haul \ˈō-vər-ˌhl\

Definition of OVERHAUL for Kids

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

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