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noun [countable] [usually singular]     overhaul pronunciation in British English
/ˈəʊvə(r)ˌhɔːl/
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  1. a thorough repair to a machine

    That engine needs a complete overhaul.

    1. a.
      a complete change to a system that is intended to make it work more effectively

      repeated calls for an overhaul of the health-care system

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