verb (used with object), o·ver·lay, o·ver·lain, o·ver·ly·ing.
to lie over or upon, as a covering or stratum.
to smother (an infant) by lying upon it, as in sleep.
Origin of overlie
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Related Words for overliedenvelop, enfold, swathe, fold, ride, cover, twist, turn, override, wrap, swaddle, imbricate, shingle, flap, overlay, project, overhang, protrude, overrun, overlook
verb -lies, -lying, -lay or -lain (tr)
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