overhaul

[ verb oh-ver-hawl, oh-ver-hawl; noun oh-ver-hawl ]SEE DEFINITION OF overhaul
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The cruisers did not overhaul the little vessel as rapidly as Madden had anticipated.

While breakfast was in the course of preparation he went out to overhaul his saddle.

I don't think that craft could overhaul the Lion, if they tried ever so.

Not much, only I would like to have you overhaul my knapsack for me.

Whilst they were absent I carried the captain into the hold and left him to overhaul it.

Some of their men and horses were killed in their eagerness to overhaul the General.

I was up at four in the morning, however, and called all hands to overhaul the boat.

She can give everyone of you the lead by a mile and then overhaul you on the first tack.

At the pace the pony was going they were able to overhaul the herd in a short time.

The latter's pony was straining every muscle to overhaul the muley.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from over- + haul (v.); originally nautical, "pull rigging apart for examination," which was done by slackening the rope by hauling in the opposite direction to that in which it is pulled in hoisting. Replaced overhale in sense of "overtake" (1793). Related: Overhauled; overhauling.

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