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NOUN (2)

1. periodic maintenance on a car or machine;
- Example: "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
[syn: overhaul, inspection and repair, service]

2. the act of improving by renewing and restoring;
- Example: "they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property"
- Example: "a major overhal of the healthcare system was proposed"
[syn: renovation, redevelopment, overhaul]


VERB (2)

1. travel past;
- Example: "The sports car passed all the trucks"
[syn: pass, overtake, overhaul]

2. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to;
- Example: "You should overhaul your car engine"
- Example: "overhaul the health care system"
[syn: overhaul, modernize, modernise]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 gain upon in a chase; to overtake. [1913 Webster] 3. To repair thoroughly; to make repairs on; -- usually implying major repairs and perhaps modifying improvements. [PJC] 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. [1913 Webster] Overhaul
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

overhaul n 1: periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor" [syn: overhaul, inspection and repair, service] 2: 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" [syn: renovation, redevelopment, overhaul] v 1: travel past; "The sports car passed all the trucks" [syn: pass, overtake, overhaul] 2: make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to; "You should overhaul your car engine"; "overhaul the health care system" [syn: overhaul, modernize, modernise]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

119 Moby Thesaurus words for "overhaul": adjust, adjustment, amends, audit, autopsy, balance, balance the books, canvass, catch up with, check, check out, check over, check up on, cobble, come up to, come up with, commission, compensation, condition, correction, darn, demonstrate, do up, doctor, double-check, examination, examine, fix, fix up, fixing, gain on, gain upon, get ahead of, give an examination, go over, inspect, inspect the books, inspection, inventory, lap, leave behind, leave standing, look at, look over, making right, mend, mending, monitor, observe, outdistance, outpace, outrun, outsail, outstrip, overhauling, overlook, overtake, pass, pass over, pass under review, patch, patch up, peer at, perlustration, perusal, peruse, pore over, postmortem, prove, put in commission, put in order, put in repair, put in shape, quality control, ready, rebuild, rebuilding, recap, recompense, recondition, reconditioning, reconstruct, rectification, redress, refurbish, remedy, renovate, renovation, repair, repairing, reparation, restore, retread, revamp, review, run over, run-through, satisfaction, scan, scrutinize, scrutiny, service, set an examination, set to rights, sew up, size, size up, study, survey, take, take account of, take stock, take stock of, take the measure, tinker, tinker up, troubleshooting, verify, visitation