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
REPUBLICANS presented their efforts to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, which flopped this week, as a necessary response to a failing law.
Those were among the public comments Monday at a hearing on Gov. Matt Bevin's proposal to overhaul the state's Medicaid program that would cut about 95,000 people from the health plan for 1.4 million Kentuckians.
The road ahead Now caught between the warring sides is an attempt to overhaul the school funding formula to replace an older one both sides agree needs updating.
Lindsey intends to expand the passing game and integrate more run-pass options (RPOs) into the system without completely overhauling it, meaning the Tigers hope to maintain their identity as a run-first offense.
But Republicans in Congress remain focused on the big picture: repealing Obamacare, including hundreds of billions in taxes, and overhauling the tax code, which would cut taxes by hundreds of billions more.
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.
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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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