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English definition of “overlie”

overlie

verb [T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈlaɪ/ us    /ˌoʊ.vərˈlɑɪ/ specialized
to be on top of somethingAbove and over
to kill a baby by lying on top of itKillingMurder and attempted murder
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