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overlie

[ oh-ver-lahy ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞la瑟 /
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See synonyms for: overlie / overlay / overlying on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), o路ver路lay [oh-ver-ley], /藢o蕣 v蓹r藞le瑟/, o路ver路lain [oh-ver-leyn], /藢o蕣 v蓹r藞le瑟n/, o路ver路ly路ing.
to lie over or upon, as a covering or stratum.
to smother (an infant) by lying upon it, as in sleep.
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Origin of overlie

First recorded in 1125鈥75; Middle English overlien, overliggen; see over-, lie2
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British Dictionary definitions for overlie

overlie
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞la瑟) /

verb -lies, -lying, -lay or -lain (tr)
to lie or rest uponCompare overlay
to kill (a baby or newborn animal) by lying upon it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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