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
Examples of overhaul
The mechanic overhauled the car's engine.
They had to overhaul their original plans.
Lawmakers are overhauling the welfare program.
First Known Use of overhaul
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OVERHAUL Defined for Kids
Definition of overhaul
: an instance of overhauling <The ship underwent a complete overhaul.>
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