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Translation of overhaul in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /ˌoʊvərˈhɔl/
British English: /əʊvəˈhɔːl/
  • 1 (examine and repair)
    poner a punto
    Example sentences
    • As a result we have been maintaining and overhauling these engines for 25 years.
    • Around 250 jobs in the division, which maintains, repairs and overhauls gas turbines, are being cut as part of a rationalisation plan.
    • Alex and his son have completely and utterly overhauled this machine over a period of two and a half years in what was painstaking work.
    Example sentences
    • Its arrival has not yielded a new Constitution, rationalised the party system, modernised justice or overhauled the bureaucracy in any of the ways its advocates hoped it would.
    • They are going to have to overhaul the welfare system.
    • He has more to do to overhaul the welfare system and public services in this country.
  • 2 (overtake)
    adelantarse a
    Example sentences
    • Needing to finish four places ahead of Paul Foerster and Kevin Burnham, the British pair were unable to overhaul their American rivals.
    • With our young players we would have a great base to build on and could overhaul our rivals.
    • He overhauled team-mate Andy Burt, but always had too much to do to catch Hilton.


American English: /ˈoʊvərˌhɔl/
British English: /ˈəʊvəhɔːl/
  • (of machinery, system)
    overjol (masculine) (Central America)
    Example sentences
    • They can only be honestly confronted by a thorough overhaul of the system the minister will be asked to control.
    • If Indonesia wants to have an internationally competitive workforce, a major overhaul of its educational system is only the first step in a long process that lies ahead.
    • A new report charges that Ontario's food safety system needs a major overhaul.
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