overhaul

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verb over·haul \ˌō-vər-ˈhȯl\

Definition of overhaul

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to examine thoroughly <our systems of education are being constantly overhauledSaturday Rev.>b (1) :  repair <The mechanic overhauled the engine.> (2) :  to renovate, remake, revise, or renew thoroughly <Lawmakers are overhauling the welfare program.>

  3. 2 :  to haul or drag over

  4. 3 :  overtake <The most imposing U.S. swimmer was overhauled by a 17-year-old Australian in the butterfly race.>

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 English Language Learners

overhaul

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verb over·haul \ˌō-vər-ˈhȯl\

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

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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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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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