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overhaul - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'overhaul' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Overhaul [ n.]
- Alt. of Overhauling
2 . Overhaul [ v. t.]
- To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs.
- To gain upon in a chase; to overtake.

Meaning of 'overhaul' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . overhaul [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of improving by renewing and restoring
Example in sentence:
  • a major overhaul of the healthcare system was proposed;
  • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
Meaning (2):
- periodic maintenance on a car or machine
Example in sentence:
  • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor
3 . overhaul [ v]
Meaning (3):
- make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
Example in sentence:
  • overhaul the health care system;
  • You should overhaul your car engine
Meaning (4):
- travel past
Example in sentence:
  • The sports car passed all the trucks