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"overhaul" in British English

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overhaulverb [T]

uk   /ˈəʊ.və.hɔːl/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ.hɑːl/
overhaul
noun [C] uk   /ˈəʊ.vəˌhɔːl/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚˌhɑːl/
I took my motorbike in for an overhaul.
(Definition of overhaul from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overhaul" in American English

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overhaulverb [T]

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈhɔl/
to repair or improve something so it works well: They repaired and maintained aircraft and overhauled their engines. Congressional leaders are considering overhauling the Clean Air Act.
overhaul
noun [C]  us   /ˈoʊ·vərˌhɔl/
I think our justice system needs a major overhaul.
(Definition of overhaul from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overhaul" in Business English

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overhaulverb [T]

uk   us   /ˌəʊvəˈhɔːl/
to repair or improve something so that every part of it works as it should: The government plans to overhaul bank regulations. The network has been overhauled and upgraded. I got the engine overhauled. The new CEO's mandate from the board had been to overhaul the company from top to bottom.

overhaulnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈəʊvəhɔːl/
the act of repairing or improving something so that every part of it works as it should: a complete/major/radical overhaul The firm's organizational infrastructure needed a major overhaul. Critics of the overhaul argued that yesterday's changes were only cosmetic improvements.
(Definition of overhaul from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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