• WordNet 3.6
    • v overhaul make repairs, renovations, revisions or adjustments to "You should overhaul your car engine","overhaul the health care system"
    • v overhaul travel past "The sports car passed all the trucks"
    • n overhaul 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"
    • n overhaul periodic maintenance on a car or machine "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Overhaul A major repair or a revision for the purpose of improvement.
    • Overhaul A strict examination with a view to correction or repairs.
    • Overhaul (Naut) To gain upon in a chase; to overtake.
    • Overhaul To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination; to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to corrections or repairs.
    • Overhaul To repair thoroughly; to make repairs on; -- usually implying major repairs and perhaps modifying improvements.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overhaul To turn over for examination; examine thoroughly with a view to repairs.
    • overhaul To reëxamine, as accounts.
    • overhaul To gain upon; make up with; overtake.
    • overhaul To search a ship for contraband goods.
    • n overhaul Examination; inspection; repair.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Overhaul ō-vėr-hawl′ to haul or draw over: to turn over for examination: to examine: to re-examine:
    • n Overhaul a hauling over: examination: repair
    • v.t Overhaul ō-vėr-hawl′ (naut.) to overtake in a chase
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In literature:

The horse was evidently a good one, but Nick overhauled him, and got hold of the carriage behind.
"The Crime of the French Café and Other Stories" by Nicholas Carter
Yet when Chambers came this house would hardly escape without an overhauling.
"Love Under Fire" by Randall Parrish
Recruiting officers were sent out in all directions, the town was garrisoned, and fortifications were overhauled.
"Yolanda: Maid of Burgundy" by Charles Major
A pile of bagging in a garret was overhauled, in the expectation that I was concealed within it.
"Camp-Fire and Cotton-Field" by Thomas W. Knox
My poor old safe's been scuttled and her hold overhauled.
"The Boy Scouts of the Eagle Patrol" by Howard Payson
To the dazed, half-fainting young hunter it seemed but another instant before the pack overhauled the old bull.
"The Wolf Hunters" by James Oliver Curwood
While she was overhauling the pile, Mr. Whedell left his seat by Chiffield, and took the one just vacated by his daughter.
"Round the Block" by John Bell Bouton
On the 28th, seeing land, they came to an anchor to overhaul their sails and tackle, but could not tell whereabout they were.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III" by Robert Kerr
I overhauled every foot on't.
"Overland" by John William De Forest
The Democrats once more overhauled the tariff.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing

In poetry:

And usually, there behind the yards,
The number forty or the early mail
Would overhaul me, pulling hard,
But the six forty-five was my own train.
"On Early Trains" by Boris Pasternak
And when they had scraped each wall,
Pulled out the stately pews, and smartened all,
'It will be well,' declared the spruce church-warden,
'To overhaul
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy
She weakens in her useless flight,
The wind is beating in her face.
But watch him as he drives along,
His ev'ry motion — strength and grace — She's overhauled! Her course is run!
A fierce, fierce scream, the chase is won!
"The Hawk" by James Edwin Campbell

In news:

Now several overhauls away from the original Jacky , Jacky 's on Prairie (2545 Prairie Ave, Evanston.
El Jebel intersection overhaul studied.
Unanimous FCC vote to overhaul broadband fund.
Contract for full maintenance, major overhaul and modernization of 27 passenger locomotives KZ4AC for period of 25 years.
Andrew Garfield stars in The Amazing Spider-Man, in which the nerdy, web-slinging superhero gets an overhauled origin story.
It's the law of the land : Health overhaul signed.
President Barack Obama says America must "seize the moment" to seek an overhaul of the immigration system and he expects that work to start soon after his inauguration for a second term.
Hotel leader Tisch calls for an infrastructure overhaul to boost tourism.
To shift from retail to online sales, the game-maker used LinkedIn, other tools to hire creatively as part of a global talent overhaul.
Under fire from labor, Riordan abandons pension overhaul plan.
Idaho Democrats were happy with the 2012 election, a night when they suffered no numeric losses in the Legislature and when voters defeated public schools chief Tom Luna's Republican-backed education overhaul.
The House of Representatives passed landmark legislation to overhaul the nation's health-care system, approving a Senate bill and a separate package of amendments.
Dallas schools overhauling lunchroom menus.
A report showed that despite Christie's pension overhaul, the funds continue to be hampered by New Jersey's failure to make full payments into the plans.
A highlight of the financial overhaul bill is the creation of the Consumer Finance Protection Agency.

In science:

Unless free ports are preserved for such expansion (which is part of LEGUP’s approach), this can cause significant overhauls of the topology even when adding just a few new servers.
Jellyfish: Networking Data Centers Randomly
However, new phase curves at 3.6 and 4.5 µm and a re-analysis of the previous Spitzer data by Knutson et al. (2012) have also overhauled previous results on the emission spectrum.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
In 1949 the cosmic ray equipment was returned from Heard and Macquarie Island for overhaul, but in 1950 Martin decided to end cosmic ray research in Melbourne.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
Others seek a complete overhaul fo the IBOR calculation framework in hope that it will prevent manipulations.
Interest Rate Manipulation Detection using Time Series Clustering Approach
Without a complete overhaul of Ford’s paper it seems unlikely that his methods could furnish a bound superior to (1.4) when t is at all modest, say t ≤ 10100 .
A new upper bound for $|\zeta(1+ it)|$