verb (used with object), o·ver·wrote, o·ver·writ·ten, o·ver·writ·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·wrote, o·ver·writ·ten, o·ver·writ·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for overwrite
As in Word, if your chosen shortcut is already in use, Photoshop will warn you, and if you continue, the new action will overwrite the old one.
Writing data to the drive could overwrite the files you’ve lost, so the gadget isn’t truly “safe to use” until you’ve recovered everything you need.Did your hard drive crash? Here’s how to know if it’s safe to use again.|Whitson Gordon|October 9, 2020|Popular Science
It uses more machine-learning algorithms to fuse new facts with old, creating new connections or overwriting out-of-date ones.This know-it-all AI learns by reading the entire web nonstop|Will Heaven|September 4, 2020|MIT Technology Review
No hand had overwritten the label of that book there raising it to the peerage, as it were.
In virtuality, the sequentiality of written language is overwritten by the very configurational nature of the context.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The life of Borrow, unlike that of most famous men of letters, has not been overwritten.Immortal Memories|Clement Shorter
Last night they have overwritten all the city walls with 'Up with the republic!'Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV|Thomas Moore
It was seen that firmer fingers had overwritten that inscription with another: "Notes on Women."