how to pronounce overhaul


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overhaul is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of overhaul in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… radical overhaul when he compared …”

meanings of overhaul


  1. To modernize, repair, renovate, or revise completely.
  2. To pass, overtake, or travel past.
  3. To keep (running rigging) clear, and see that no hitch occurs.
  4. To search (a ship) for contraband goods.


  1. A major repair, remake, renovation, or revision.
  2. The process after the fire appears extinguished in which the firefighters search the structure for signs of hot spots that may cause the structure to reignite. Often this includes the process of salvage under the blanket term, salvage and overhaul.

overhaul frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word overhaul occurs in english on average 3.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics overhaul can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that overhaul can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) transport and travel;

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