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OVERHAUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does overhaul mean? 

OVERHAUL (noun)
  The noun OVERHAUL has 2 senses:

1. periodic maintenance on a car or machine
2. the act of improving by renewing and restoring

  Familiarity information: OVERHAUL used as a noun is rare.


OVERHAUL (verb)
  The verb OVERHAUL has 2 senses:

1. travel past
2. make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

  Familiarity information: OVERHAUL used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERHAUL (noun)


Sense 1overhaul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Periodic maintenance on a car or machine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

inspection and repair; overhaul; service

Context example:

it was time for an overhaul on the tractor

Hypernyms ("overhaul" is a kind of...):

care; maintenance; upkeep (activity involved in maintaining something in good working order)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "overhaul"):

interim overhaul (an overhaul between the regular times for overhauling)


Sense 2overhaul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of improving by renewing and restoring

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

redevelopment; renovation; overhaul

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("overhaul" is a kind of...):

improvement (the act of improving something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "overhaul"):

face lift; face lifting; facelift (a renovation that improves the outward appearance (as of a building) but usually does not involve major changes)


OVERHAUL (verb)


Sense 1overhaul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel past

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

overhaul; overtake; pass

Context example:

The sports car passed all the trucks

Hypernyms (to "overhaul" is one way to...):

advance; go on; march on; move on; pass on; progress (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "overhaul"):

get by (pass or move in front of)

clear; top (pass by, over, or under without making contact)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2overhaul [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

modernize; overhaul; modernise

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "overhaul" is one way to...):

regenerate; renew (reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new)

"Overhaul" entails doing...:

bushel; doctor; fix; furbish up; mend; repair; restore; touch on (restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "overhaul"):

retrofit (substitute new or modernized parts or equipment for older ones)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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