Definition of “overwrite” - English Dictionary

“overwrite” in British English

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overwriteverb

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈraɪt/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈraɪt/ 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)