Definitions for overlieˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•lieˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ(v.t.)-lay, -lain, -ly•ing.

  1. to lie over or on, as a covering or stratum.

  2. to smother by lying upon it.

Origin of overlie:

1125–75

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overlie(verb)

    lie upon; lie on top of

    "the granite overlies the older rocks"

  2. overlie, overlay(verb)

    kill by lying on

    "The sow overlay her piglets"

Wiktionary

  1. overlie(Verb)

    To lie over or upon

  2. overlie(Verb)

    To suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant.

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