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English definition of “overlie”


verb [T] /ˌəʊ.vəˈlaɪ/ US  /ˌoʊ.vərˈlɑɪ/ specialized
to kill a baby by lying on top of itKillingMurder and attempted murder
(Definition of overlie verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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