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OVERLIE (overlain, overlay, overlying)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does overlie mean? 

OVERLIE (verb)
  The verb OVERLIE has 2 senses:

1. lie upon; lie on top of
2. kill by lying on

  Familiarity information: OVERLIE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OVERLIE (verb)


Sense 1overlie [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie upon; lie on top of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

the granite overlies the older rocks

Hypernyms (to "overlie" is one way to...):

lie (be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 2overlie [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kill by lying on

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

overlay; overlie

Context example:

The sow overlay her piglets

Hypernyms (to "overlie" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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