Overhaul definitions

ō'vər-hôl', ō'vər-hôl'
An act of overhauling.
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A repair job.
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To make extensive renovations or revisions on; renovate.

Proposals to overhaul the health care system.

verb
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To catch up with; overtake.
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An overhauling; thorough examination or restoration to good working order.
noun
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To haul over, as for examination.
verb
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To gain on, catch up with, or overtake.
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Overhaul is defined as to examine and make necessary repairs, or to catch up with someone or something.

An example of overhaul is a mechanic looking over your car to find out what needs to be fixed.

An example of overhaul is to drive quickly and go beyond a car on the road.

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The engine required a complete overhaul to run properly.

noun
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(firefighting) The process after the fire appears extinguished in which the firefighters search the structure for signs of hot spots that may cause the structure to reignite. Often this includes the process of salvage under the blanket term, salvage and overhaul.
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To modernize, repair, renovate, or revise completely.
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To pass, overtake, or travel past.
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(nautical) To keep (running rigging) clear, and see that no hitch occurs.
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Origin of overhaul

over- +"Ž haul.