overhaul

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Etymology[change]

From over + haul.

Pronunciation[change]

  • (RP) IPA: /ˈəʊ.və.hɔːl/, SAMPA: /"@U.v@.hO:l/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈoʊ.vɚ.hɔːl/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
overhaul

Plural
overhauls

  1. (countable) An overhaul is a major repair, remake, renovation, or revision.
    The engine required a complete overhaul to run properly.

Verb[change]

Plain form
overhaul

Third-person singular
overhauls

Past tense
overhauled

Past participle
overhauled

Present participle
overhauling

  1. (transitive) If you overhaul something, you make major changes or repairs to it.