overhaul

  • 1 overhaul — o‧ver‧haul [ˌəʊvəˈhɔːl ǁ ˌoʊvərˈhɒːl] verb [transitive] to repair or change all the parts of a machine or system that is not working correctly: • a proposal to overhaul the health care system overhaul [ˈəʊvəhɔːl ǁ ˈoʊvərhɒːl] noun [countable] : • …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Overhaul — O ver*haul , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overhauled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overhauling}.] 1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Overhaul — may refer to: Overhaul (Transformers), a Transformers character The process of overhauling Distinguish from Overall This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title …

    Wikipedia

  • 4 Overhaul — O ver*haul , Overhauling O ver*haul ing, n. 1. A strict examination with a view to correction or repairs. [1913 Webster] 2. A major repair or a revision for the purpose of improvement. [PJC] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 overhaul — index check (inspect), fix (repair), modify (alter), remedy, renew (refurbish) …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 overhaul — (v.) 1620s, from OVER (Cf. over) + HAUL (Cf. haul); originally nautical, pull rigging apart for examination, which was done by slackening the rope by pulling in the opposite direction to that in which it is pulled in hoisting. The noun is… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 overhaul — [v] redo, restore check, debug, doctor*, do up*, examine, fiddle with*, fix, give facelift*, improve, inspect, mend, modernize, patch, rebuild, recondition, reconstruct, reexamine, renew, repair, retread, revamp, service, survey; concepts 126,202 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 overhaul — ► VERB 1) examine and repair. 2) Brit. overtake. ► NOUN ▪ an act of overhauling. ORIGIN originally in nautical use in the sense «release (rope tackle) by slackening» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 overhaul — [ō΄vər hôl′; ] also, and for n.always [, ō′vər hôl΄] vt. 1. to haul over, as for examination 2. a) to check thoroughly for needed repairs b) to make the repairs, adjustments, etc. needed to restore (a motor, etc.) to good working order 3. to gain …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 overhaul — overhauls, overhauling, overhauled (The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)hɔ͟ːl[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)hɔːl[/t]].) 1) VERB: usu passive If a piece of equipment is overhauled, it is cleaned, checked thoroughly, and repaired if… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 overhaul — I UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈhɔːl] / US [ˌoʊvərˈhɔl] verb [transitive] Word forms overhaul : present tense I/you/we/they overhaul he/she/it overhauls present participle overhauling past tense overhauled past participle overhauled 1) a) to take apart and repair …

    English dictionary

  • 12 overhaul — I n. repairs a complete; major; thorough overhaul (our car needs a major overhaul) II v. to overhaul completely; thoroughly * * * [ˌəʊvə hɔːl] major thoroughly thorough overhaul (our car needs a major overhaul) [ repairs ] a complete to overhaul… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 overhaul — o|ver|haul1 [ˌəuvəˈho:l US ˌouvərˈho:l] v [T] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: overhaul to make (a rope) loose by pulling it back (17 19 centuries)] 1.) to repair or change the necessary parts in a machine, system etc that is not working correctly ▪ A… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 overhaul — o|ver|haul1 [ ,ouvər hɔl ] verb transitive to take apart and repair a machine in order to make it work better: overhaul a car s transmission a. to completely change a system in order to make it work more effectively: overhaul the welfare system… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 overhaul — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, major, massive, thorough ▪ radical VERB + OVERHAUL ▪ have, undergo …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 overhaul — 1 verb (T) 1 to repair or change all the parts that need it, in a machine, system etc that is not working correctly: overhaul an engine | an overhaul of civil court procedures to speed up and simplify cases 2 to move up to a vehicle, ship, or… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 overhaul — overhauler, n. v. /oh veuhr hawl , oh veuhr hawl /; n. /oh veuhr hawl /, v.t. 1. to make necessary repairs on; restore to serviceable condition: My car was overhauled by an expert mechanic. 2. to investigate or examine thoroughly for repair or… …

    Universalium

  • 18 overhaul — 1. noun /ˈəʊ.və.hɔːl,ˈoʊ.vɚ.hɔːl/ A major repair, remake, renovation, or revision. The engine required a complete overhaul to run properly. 2. verb /ˈəʊ.və.hɔːl,ˈoʊ.vɚ.hɔːl/ a) To …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 overhaul —    indoctrination    The language of Nazi Germany in its early years of government:     ... decrees... according to which all... are to get an annual four week national political overhaul (overhaul, again the mechanistic terminology). (Klemperer …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 overhaul — transitive verb Date: 1705 1. a. to examine thoroughly b. (1) repair (2) to renovate, remake, revise, or renew thoroughly 2. to haul or drag over 3. overtake • overhaul noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary