Overwrite Wordpress Function

I want to overwrite / replace a Wordpress, WooCommerce function.

This is what I have:
class WC_Meta_Box_Order_Items {

	/**
	 * Output the metabox
	 */
	public static function output( $post ) {
		global $thepostid, $theorder;

		if ( ! is_object( $theorder ) ) {
			$theorder = wc_get_order( $thepostid );
		}

		$order = $theorder;
		$data  = get_post_meta( $post->ID );

		include( 'views/html-order-items.php' );
	}
}

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I want to replace:       public static function output( $post ) {
with:       public static function myPersonalOutput( $post ) {
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rgranlundAsked:
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Where is this class defined?
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Jason can give you more of the details.  The theory is that you would extend the WC_Meta_Box_Order_Items class and add your own output() method.
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
The theory is that you would extend the WC_Meta_Box_Order_Items class and add your own output() method.

Uh, maybe.  Depends on where that function lives...if it's part of the WooCommerce core package and you simply extend it, the changes will get blown away when WooCommerce updates (which they do a few times a year).  This is one of those questions where there is an actual "WordPress" way to do it but I need more information to give an actual, correct answer.

What I'm thinking is the output() function should be hook-able but not everything is....
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Hube02Commented:
More information is definitely needed, are you trying to change the template used for displaying the order, that's built into WooCommerce? If you need to change or add meta values then get_post_meta is hookable. There may also be hooks in WooCommerce that you can use to do what you need. Like others have commented, without knowing why you want to replace the class it's hard to find a solution that works within WP without hacks that will cause problems when you update WP or WC.
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rgranlundAuthor Commented:
Ultimately what I am trying to do is to "hook" in from outside of WooCommerce through a custom-functions.php and replace this line:
include( 'views/html-order-items.php' );

with:
includes('MY_DIRECTORY/views/html-order-items.php');
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