Definitions for overhaulˌoʊ vərˈhɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•haulˌoʊ vərˈhɔl, ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl; ˈoʊ vərˌhɔl(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to make necessary repairs on; restore to working condition.

  2. to examine thoroughly and revise or refurbish:

    to overhaul the curriculum.

  3. to gain upon, catch up with, or overtake.

  4. Naut. to slacken (a rope) by hauling in the opposite direction to that in which the rope was drawn taut. to release the blocks of (a tackle).

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  5. (n.)Also, o′ver•haul`ing. a general examination and repair.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhaul, inspection and repair, service(noun)

    periodic maintenance on a car or machine

    "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"

  2. renovation, redevelopment, overhaul(verb)

    the act of improving by renewing and restoring

    "they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property"; "a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed"

  3. pass, overtake, overhaul(verb)

    travel past

    "The sports car passed all the trucks"

  4. overhaul, modernize, modernise(verb)

    make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

    "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overhaul(verb)ˈoʊvɚhˌɔl

    to repair or renew every part of sth

    They had to completely overhaul the engine.; a complete overhaul of the system


  1. overhaul(Noun)

    A major repair, remake, renovation, or revision.

    The engine required a complete overhaul to run properly.

  2. overhaul(Verb)

    To modernize, repair, renovate, or revise completely.

  3. overhaul(Verb)

    To pass, overtake, or travel past.

  4. Origin: From over + haul.


  1. Overhaul

    Overhaul is the name of two fictional characters in the Transformers universes. The second Overhaul is a fictional character in the Transformers Cybertron cartoon series. In Galaxy Force, the Japanese version of Cybertron, he is referred to as Jackshot and Ligerjack.

Translations for overhaul

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to examine carefully and repair

I had my car overhauled at the garage.

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