Definition of overhaul
1a : to examine thoroughly our systems of education are being constantly overhauled — Saturday Rev.b (1) : repair The mechanic overhauled the engine. (2) : to renovate, remake, revise, or renew thoroughly Lawmakers are overhauling the welfare program.
2 : to haul or drag over
3 : overtake The most imposing U.S. swimmer was overhauled by a 17-year-old Australian in the butterfly race.
overhaulplay \ˈō-vər-ˌhȯl\ noun
Examples of overhaul in a Sentence
The mechanic overhauled the car's engine.
They had to overhaul their original plans.
Lawmakers are overhauling the welfare program.
Recent Examples of overhaul from the Web
Magee's bill is part of a bipartisan package to overhaul the criminal justice system, save money and reduce Louisiana's prison population.
Fisher has suggested that policies promoting renewable energy should be repealed or overhauled and has blamed the production-tax credit for making the grid less reliable.
The company is now spending $1.5 million on a renovation that will overhaul the common areas and bathrooms, redesign the entrances and lobby and update the building systems.
The Legislature didn’t overhaul how the universities are funded — or hit them with big cuts.
The Health Services Act, which Democratic Gov. Mike Lowry signed in May 1993, was an ambitious effort to overhaul the state healthcare system by guaranteeing residents health insurance and putting new government controls on rising healthcare costs.
On Thursday, Republican Congressman Sean Duffy of Wisconsin, chairman of the subcommittee that oversees the program, released draft legislation to overhaul it.
A shift in handling federal student aid is being weighed as the Trump administration and Ms. DeVos consider overhauling the Department of Education.
Carnival is spending $4 million to overhaul the terminal, said Steven Cernak, the port’s chief executive and director.
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First Known Use of overhaul
OVERHAUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overhaul for English Language Learners
: 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
OVERHAUL Defined for Kids
Definition of overhaul for Students
: an instance of overhauling The ship underwent a complete overhaul.
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