complete overhaul

complete overhaul
complete renewal, extensive renovation, extensive reconstruction

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • overhaul — I UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈhɔːl] / US [ˌoʊvərˈhɔl] verb [transitive] Word forms overhaul : present tense I/you/we/they overhaul he/she/it overhauls present participle overhauling past tense overhauled past participle overhauled 1) a) to take apart and repair …   English dictionary

  • overhaul — o|ver|haul1 [ ,ouvər hɔl ] verb transitive to take apart and repair a machine in order to make it work better: overhaul a car s transmission a. to completely change a system in order to make it work more effectively: overhaul the welfare system… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overhaul — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, major, massive, thorough ▪ radical VERB + OVERHAUL ▪ have, undergo …   Collocations dictionary

  • overhaul — overhauls, overhauling, overhauled (The verb is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)hɔ͟ːl[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)hɔːl[/t]].) 1) VERB: usu passive If a piece of equipment is overhauled, it is cleaned, checked thoroughly, and repaired if… …   English dictionary

  • overhaul — o|ver|haul1 [ˌəuvəˈho:l US ˌouvərˈho:l] v [T] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: overhaul to make (a rope) loose by pulling it back (17 19 centuries)] 1.) to repair or change the necessary parts in a machine, system etc that is not working correctly ▪ A… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overhaul — 1 verb (T) 1 to repair or change all the parts that need it, in a machine, system etc that is not working correctly: overhaul an engine | an overhaul of civil court procedures to speed up and simplify cases 2 to move up to a vehicle, ship, or… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • complete — com|plete1 [ kəm plit ] adjective *** 1. ) including all the parts, details, or features: The library is fortunate to have an almost complete set of these publications. The system needs a complete overhaul. Our family just wouldn t feel complete… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • complete */*/*/ — I UK [kəmˈpliːt] / US [kəmˈplɪt] adjective 1) [only before noun] used for emphasizing that someone or something has a particular quality He s a complete idiot! She s the complete opposite to me. There had been a complete breakdown of trust and… …   English dictionary

  • overhaul — 1. noun /ˈəʊ.və.hɔːl,ˈoʊ.vɚ.hɔːl/ A major repair, remake, renovation, or revision. The engine required a complete overhaul to run properly. 2. verb /ˈəʊ.və.hɔːl,ˈoʊ.vɚ.hɔːl/ a) To …   Wiktionary

  • overhaul — o‧ver‧haul [ˌəʊvəˈhɔːl ǁ ˌoʊvərˈhɒːl] verb [transitive] to repair or change all the parts of a machine or system that is not working correctly: • a proposal to overhaul the health care system overhaul [ˈəʊvəhɔːl ǁ ˈoʊvərhɒːl] noun [countable] : • …   Financial and business terms

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