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Definition of overhaul verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈoʊvərˌhɔl//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overhaul
    he / she / it overhauls
    past simple overhauled
    -ing form overhauling
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  1. 1overhaul something to examine every part of a machine, system, etc. and make any necessary changes or repairs The engine has been completely overhauled.
  2. 2overhaul somebody to come from behind a person you are competing against in a race and go past them synonym overtake He managed to overhaul the leader on the final lap.
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