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parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: o vr hawl [or] o vr hawl
inflections: overhauls, overhauling, overhauled
definition 1: to go over carefully, taking apart as necessary and making all needed repairs.
He overhauled the furnace in time for winter.
similar words:
fix, mend, rebuild, renew, repair, restore, service
definition 2: to catch up to; overtake in a race.
We overhauled their boat and won the race.
catch, catch up, overtake
similar words:
beat, outrun, pass
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: o vr hawl
definition: a complete examination and repair.
The mechanic did an engine overhaul.
similar words:
examination, inspection, mend, repair