Meaning of “overhaul” in the English Dictionary

"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/

(Definition of “overhaul” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"overhaul" in Business English

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overhaulverb [ T ]

uk /ˌəʊvəˈhɔːl/ us

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 /ˈəʊvəhɔːl/ us

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)