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English definition of “overhang”

overhang

verb [T] (AFFECT)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈhæŋ/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overhung, overhung)
to have a negative effect on a situation : Overhanging the controversy is the question of how much the government knew about the arms deal .Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of overhang verb (AFFECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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