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
Cofece, which was both overhauled and gained autonomy from the government in 2014, can look into activities that date back as far as 10 years.
The voting system was overhauled recently to remove team employees (usually local broadcasters), because the collective bargaining agreement calls for some very significant contractual advantages based on certain awards.
HB 989, overhauls the state’s policy on instructional materials to allow any county resident — not just parents — to challenge materials, such as books, used at schools.
At vegetable haven PYT in LA, chef Josef Centeno has completely overhauled the cocktail-hour staple simply by presenting produce with different textures and temperatures on one plate.
The Senate bill would overhaul Obamacare in several ways.
Walker also arrives as the regional task force itself is being overhauled, following its merger last year with the San Diego Regional Continuum of Care Council.
France has one working carrier and another being overhauled.
Howard County interim schools superintendent Michael Martirano presented his plan to overhaul the administration's staffing structure at Thursday's school board meeting.
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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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