verb (used with object)
- to slacken (a rope) by hauling in the opposite direction to that in which the rope was drawn taut.
- to release the blocks of (a tackle).
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OTHER WORDS FROM overhaulo·ver·haul·er, nounun·o·ver·hauled, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for overhaul
Caserio and Culley have said they don’t plan to accommodate the trade request made by quarterback Deshaun Watson, who is said to be upset that the team did not follow through on pledges to consider his input on the offseason overhaul.J.J. Watt will be released by Houston Texans at his request|Mark Maske|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
One of the internet’s primary protections is on the verge of an overhaul.Cheat sheet: U.S. lawmakers propose Section 230 reforms to regulate online paid speech|Kate Kaye|February 10, 2021|Digiday
The overhaul in education policy is the biggest effort by a state to reshape public education since Massachusetts — now considered to have the top-performing school system in the country — passed legislation more than 30 years ago.Lawmakers launch override of Hogan vetoes of schools overhaul, digital ad tax|Ovetta Wiggins, Erin Cox|February 8, 2021|Washington Post
General Manager Nick Caserio told reporters he has “zero interest” in moving on from Watson, who requested a trade after the Texans offered to give him input into their organizational overhaul this offseason but then didn’t follow through.With Matthew Stafford out of the running, Washington’s quarterback options are limited|Nicki Jhabvala, Sam Fortier|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Either way, a defensive overhaul with less than $12 million in cap space is going to be difficult to pull off.
Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Brown seems to believe that this is simply another example of a systemic overhaul.
Other reforms would include a major overhaul of the tax system, particularly equalizing capital gains and income taxes.Class Issues, Not Race, Will Likely Seal the Next Election|Joel Kotkin|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Can a radical overhaul salvage this once gripping spectacle?
Without a complete overhaul of the opiate world, he worries it will continue.
Dysfunction in the VA scheduling system has been the target of watchdog reports for years—without prompting an overhaul.
But if a reform party does achieve power, if only for a term, the first thing for it to do is to overhaul the ballot system.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
They knew that we were not many minutes ahead, and trusted to overhaul us before the express train could be safely passed.
However, it was quite true that she could overhaul the Spray—only give her time enough, and provided no accident should happen.The Rival Campers|Ruel Perley Smith
In pretty good spirits she set to work to overhaul our wardrobe, and prepare everything for packing.In the Wilds of Florida|W.H.G. Kingston
At the pace the pony was going they were able to overhaul the herd in a short time.The Pony Rider Boys in Texas|Frank Gee Patchin