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Definitions and Synonyms of overhaul | Another word for overhaul | What is overhaul?

Definition 1: periodic maintenance on a car or machine - [noun denoting act]

Samples where overhaul or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was time for an overhaul on the tractor

Synonyms for overhaul in the sense of this definition

(overhaul is a kind of ...) activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

"he wrote the manual on car care"

(... is a kind of overhaul ) an overhaul between the regular times for overhauling

Definition 2: the act of improving by renewing and restoring - [noun denoting act]

Samples where overhaul or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are pursuing a general program of renovation to the entire property
  • a major overhaul of the healthcare system was proposed

Synonyms for overhaul in the sense of this definition

(overhaul is a kind of ...) the act of improving something

"their improvements increased the value of the property"

(... is a kind of overhaul ) a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes

"give your home a facelift" "more than a facelift, the new model marks a fundamental change of direction"

Definition 3: make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to - [verb of change]

Samples where overhaul or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You should overhaul your car engine
  • overhaul the health care system

Synonyms for overhaul in the sense of this definition

(overhaul is a kind of ...) reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new

"We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years" "They renewed their membership"

(... is a kind of overhaul ) substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones

"The laboratory retrofitted to meet the safety codes"

(overhaul implies ...) restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

"She repaired her TV set" "Repair my shoes please"

Definition 4: travel past - [verb of motion]

Samples where overhaul or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sports car passed all the trucks

Synonyms for overhaul in the sense of this definition

(overhaul is a kind of ...) move forward, also in the metaphorical sense

"Time marches on"

(... is a kind of overhaul ) pass or move in front of

"Bride's Biscuit got by the other dogs to win the race"

(... is a kind of overhaul ) pass by, over, or under without making contact

"the balloon cleared the tree tops"

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