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overhaul

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverhaulo‧ver‧haul1 /ˌəʊvəˈhɔːl $ ˌoʊvərˈhɒːl/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 REPAIRto repair or change the necessary parts in a machine, system etc that is not working correctly 🔊 A mechanic is coming to overhaul the engine.2 to change a system or method in order to improve it 🔊 All the community’s decision-making institutions need to be overhauled.→ See Verb table
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overhaulRelentlessly, the gazelle is overhauled.The engine has been overhauled and runs much more smoothly now.All the electrical wiring in the house was being completely overhauled because of the risk of fire.Dole spent much of the day trying to demonstrate how he has overhauled his campaign to conform to his populist message.He would overhaul rallying, remove the controversy from Formula One and re-design the sportscar championships.A bipartisan reauthorization bill to overhaul the act, authored by Sen.An engineer is coming in to overhaul the air conditioning.Is there a firm that can overhaul the self levelling unit as fitted to the Range Rover?In Aischines' time, and precisely in 357, Euboulos' government had overhauled the system of naval finance and administration.They promised to reduce taxes and overhaul the whole welfare system.But tire makers have also overhauled their business.Tommy Thompson to radically overhaul welfare.
overhaulo‧ver‧haul2 /ˈəʊvəhɔːl $ ˈoʊvərhɒːl/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 REPAIRnecessary changes or repairs made to a machine or system 🔊 The car needs a complete overhaul.2 when a system or method is changed in order to improve itoverhaul of 🔊 an overhaul of the tax system
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overhaulAn occupational therapist helped her choose a keyboard as part of an overhaul of her work station and typing posture.The provision went on the books last year as part of an overhaul of state welfare law.an overhaul of the election processThe Chevy needs a complete overhaul.A drastic overhaul of land-ownership and farming is urgent.This team does not need a major overhaul.Middle engine is on overhaul and the outers have four-bladed propellers.The success of any major production overhaul could also depend on the extent to which union agreement is forthcoming.Work on the overhaul of the boiler has just started.Paradox 4 represents a thorough overhaul of an already well-liked product.complete overhaulBut he said there would have to be a complete overhaul of the electoral system first.The yard has been earmarked for a complete overhaul by private developers.We are long overdue for a complete overhaul of the mathematics curriculum at all levels.Boetsch rejected a complete overhaul of the new charges brought in Jan. 1, though.Mr. Pollard says a complete overhaul of the system is needed, to establish guilt and innocence and find the truth.By then a complete overhaul is often too late to be of much use.It is a luxurious 87-room hotel overlooking the bay and is currently undergoing a complete overhaul at considerable cost.He campaigned on behalf of the wrongly-convicted Guildford Four and urged a complete overhaul of the appeal system.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoverhaulo‧ver‧haul /ˌəʊvəˈhɔːlˌoʊvərˈhɒːl/ verb [transitive] to repair or change all the parts of a machine or system that is not working correctlya proposal to overhaul the health-care systemoverhaul /ˈəʊvəhɔːlˈoʊvərhɒːl/ noun [countable]θhe company is a world leader in the repair and overhaul of industrial gas turbines.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
overhaul
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverhaul
he, she, itoverhauls
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverhauled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overhauled
he, she, ithas overhauled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overhauled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overhaul
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overhauled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overhauling
he, she, itis overhauling
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you, we, theyare overhauling
Past
I, he, she, itwas overhauling
you, we, theywere overhauling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overhauling
he, she, ithas been overhauling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overhauling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overhauling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overhauling
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