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Dictionary entry overview: What does overwrite mean?
• OVERWRITE (verb)
The verb OVERWRITE has 1 sense:
1. write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data
Familiarity information: OVERWRITE used as a verb is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data
Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
overwrite that file
Hypernyms (to "overwrite" is one way to...):
write (record data on a computer)
Somebody ----s something
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