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.
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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