Definitions for: Overhaul

[n] periodic maintenance on a car or machine; "it was time for an overhaul on the tractor"
[v] make repairs or adjustments to; "You should overhaul your car engine"
[v] travel past, as of a vehicle; "The sports car passed all the trucks"

Webster (1913) Definition: O`ver*haul", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Overhauled; p. pr.
& vb. n. Overhauling.]
1. To haul or drag over; hence, to turn over for examination;
to inspect; to examine thoroughly with a view to
corrections or repairs.

2. (Naut.) To gain upon in a chase; to overtake.

To overhaul a tackle, to pull on the leading parts so as to
separate the blocks.

To overhaul running rigging, to keep it clear, and see that
no hitch occurs.

O"ver*haul`, Overhauling O`ver*haul"ing, n.
A strict examination with a view to correction or repairs.

Synonyms: inspection and repair, modernise, modernize, overtake, pass, service

See Also: advance, bushel, care, clear, doctor, fix, furbish up, get by, go on, interim overhaul, maintenance, march on, mend, move on, pass on, progress, regenerate, renew, repair, restore, retrofit, top, touch on, upkeep

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