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overlook

verb [T] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈlʊk/ us    /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/

overlook verb [T] (VIEW)

B2 to provide a view of, especially from above: Our hotel room overlooked the harbour. The house is surrounded by trees, so it's not overlooked at all (= it cannot be seen from any other buildings).

overlook verb [T] (NOT NOTICE)

C2 to fail to notice or consider something or someone: I think there is one key fact that you have overlooked. No one will be overlooked in the selection of the team.

overlook verb [T] (FORGIVE)

to forgive or pretend not to notice something: I'm prepared to overlook his behaviour this time.

overlook

noun [C] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.lʊk/ us    /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/ US
a viewpoint: There are lots of scenic overlooks along the road from New York to Montreal.
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