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overwriteverb

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪt/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overwrote, overwritten)
  • overwrite verb (NOT SIMPLE)

[I or T] to write something in a way that is not ​clear and ​simple or is more ​detailed than it ​needs to be: His new ​book is ​massively overwritten. She's one of those ​authors who has a ​tendency to overwrite.
(Definition of overwrite from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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