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1‘I've been overhauling the gearbox’
service, maintain, repair, mend, fix up, patch up, rebuild, renovate, revamp, recondition, remodel, refit, refurbish, modernize
check, check out, check over, check up on, give something a check-up, investigate, inspect, examine, survey
revise, update, reconsider, rework, restructure, realign, shake up
Northern English fettle
informal do up
2‘Kenyon was the only man who could have overhauled him in the world title race’
overtake, pass, get past, go past, go by, go faster than, get ahead of, pull ahead of, outdistance, outstrip
gain on, catch up with, draw level with
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