[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌhɔɫ/ ]
  1. periodic maintenance on a car or machine
    it was time for an overhaul on the tractor
  2. the act of improving by renewing and restoring
    they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
    a major overhaul of the healthcare system was proposed
  1. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to
    You should overhaul your car engine
    overhaul the health care system
  2. travel past
    The sports car passed all the trucks
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How To Use overhaul In A Sentence

  • The Chief Inspector has suggested a complete overhaul of the good book, reducing it to a pacier 250 pages, a greater focus on “Floods and brimstone and other cool stuff” and a possible rewrite by Dan Brown to “Sex the whole thing up a bit.” Archive 2008-10-01
  • Taormina fell behind with a rough start in fencing, which is new to her, but made up the gap quickly in the swim and overhauled the leaders in the run to finish with 5,704 points in her debut. USATODAY.com - Athlete of the Week breezes through Windy City
  • Within a year the party had drastically overhauled its structure.
  • The study says there must be a complete overhaul of air traffic control systems.
  • Anyone who can overhaul an internal combustion engine can hold his own in the intelligence department. Christianity Today
  • Women engine fitters also undertake major overhauls on liquid- and air-cooled motors and instruction is given in the maintenance of variable-pitch airscrews.
  • It was going to be an extremely tall order for any side to overhaul us.
  • New police officers will need to have university degrees for the first time under one of the most radical overhauls of the service in generations. Times, Sunday Times
  • Perspectives: by William Whitten on Friday, Dec 19, 2008 at 12: 34: 39 PM my agenda: Consumer Protection/FDA overhaul/Economy restoral by Stephen Fox on Friday, Dec 19, 2008 at 1: 14: 49 PM Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack: Too much Monsanto in the Mix?
  • You should overhaul your car engine
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