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English definition of “overlook”

overlook

verb [T] (NOT NOTICE)   /ˌoʊ·vərˈlʊk/
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.
(Definition of overlook verb (NOT NOTICE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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