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Meaning of OVERHAUL

Pronunciation:  [n]'owvur`hol, [v]`owvur'hol, `owvur'hol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
  2. [v]  make repairs or adjustments to; "You should overhaul your car engine"
  3. [v]  travel past, as of a vehicle; "The sports car passed all the trucks"

OVERHAUL is a 8 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: inspection and repair, modernise, modernize, overtake, pass, service
 See Also: advance, bushel, care, clear, doctor, fix, furbish up, get by, go on, interim overhaul, maintenance, march on, mend, move on, pass on, progress, regenerate, renew, repair, restore, retrofit, top, touch on, upkeep



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    2. (Naut.) To gain upon in a chase; to overtake.
    {To overhaul a tackle}, to pull on the leading parts so as to
       separate the blocks.
    {To overhaul running rigging}, to keep it clear, and see that
       no hitch occurs.
  2. \O"ver*haul`\, Overhauling \O`ver*haul"ing\, n.
    A strict examination with a view to correction or repairs.
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