Overhaul definition

ōvər-hôl, ōvər-hôl
(nautical) To slacken (a line) or to release and separate the blocks of (a tackle).
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To make extensive renovations or revisions on; renovate.

Proposals to overhaul the health care system.

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An act of overhauling.
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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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To catch up with; overtake.
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To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
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To dismantle in order to make repairs.
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To gain on, catch up with, or overtake.
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To check thoroughly for needed repairs.
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To make the repairs, adjustments, etc. needed to restore (a motor, etc.) to good working order.
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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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A repair job.
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To haul over, as for examination.
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An overhauling; thorough examination or restoration to good working order.
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The engine required a complete overhaul to run properly.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
overhaul
Plural:
overhauls

Origin of overhaul

  • over- +"Ž haul.

    From Wiktionary