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overlap

o·ver·lap

overlap

 
 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: o vr laep
inflections: overlapped, overlapping, overlaps
definition 1: to cover or extend over part of.
The shingles on the roof overlap each other.
similar words:
lap
definition 2: to coincide partially with; have something in common with.
We shouldn't schedule the projects so that they overlap each other.Her ideas and mine overlap each other in some ways but differ in many others.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: o vr laep
definition: to cover or extend over part of something else or over a part of a thing itself.
This wraparound skirt overlaps at the front.
similar words:
lap
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: o vr laep
definition 1: the process or an instance of overlapping.
definition 2: the amount of overlapping.
There is a lot of overlap between what we're studying in English and what we're learning in history class.
similar words:
lap
definition 3: that which overlaps.
similar words:
lap
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derivation: overlapping (adj.)
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