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overlook

verb [T]  /ˌoʊ·vərˈlʊk/ us  

overlook verb [T] (VIEW)

to have or give a view of something from above: Our hotel room overlooked the harbor.

overlook verb [T] (NOT NOTICE)

to fail to notice something: His film was nominated for an Oscar, but Reiner himself was overlooked as best director. To overlook is also to forgive bad behavior: We’ll overlook your absence this time, but don’t let it happen again.
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