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overhang

noun [C] (EFFECT)    /ˈəʊ.və.hæŋ/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
something that has a negative effect on a situation: Prices are unlikely to increase while there is an overhang of 40,000 unsold new houses.Investment and stock markets overhanging     /-ɪŋ/ adjective the overhanging branches of a treeProtruding and sticking out
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