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tr.v. o·ver·lay (-lā′), o·ver·lain (-lān′), o·ver·ly·ing, o·ver·lies
1. To lie over or on.
2. To suffocate (a baby, for example) by accidentally lying on top of it.
vb (tr) , -lies, -lying, -lay or -lain
1. to lie or rest upon. Compare overlay
2. (Zoology) to kill (a baby or newborn animal) by lying upon it
v.t. -lay, -lain, -ly•ing.
1. to lie over or on, as a covering or stratum.
2. to smother by lying upon it.
Past participle: overlain
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|Verb||1.||overlie - lie upon; lie on top of; "the granite overlies the older rocks"|
lie - be lying, be prostrate; be in a horizontal position; "The sick man lay in bed all day"; "the books are lying on the shelf"
|2.||overlie - kill by lying on; "The sow overlay her piglets"|
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"