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o·ver·lie

 (ō′vər-lī′)
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.

overlie

(ˌəʊvəˈlaɪ)
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

o•ver•lie

(ˌoʊ 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.
[1125–75]

overlie


Past participle: overlain
Gerund: overlying

Imperative
overlie
overlie
Present
I overlie
you overlie
he/she/it overlies
we overlie
you overlie
they overlie
Preterite
I overlay
you overlay
he/she/it overlay
we overlay
you overlay
they overlay
Present Continuous
I am overlying
you are overlying
he/she/it is overlying
we are overlying
you are overlying
they are overlying
Present Perfect
I have overlain
you have overlain
he/she/it has overlain
we have overlain
you have overlain
they have overlain
Past Continuous
I was overlying
you were overlying
he/she/it was overlying
we were overlying
you were overlying
they were overlying
Past Perfect
I had overlain
you had overlain
he/she/it had overlain
we had overlain
you had overlain
they had overlain
Future
I will overlie
you will overlie
he/she/it will overlie
we will overlie
you will overlie
they will overlie
Future Perfect
I will have overlain
you will have overlain
he/she/it will have overlain
we will have overlain
you will have overlain
they will have overlain
Future Continuous
I will be overlying
you will be overlying
he/she/it will be overlying
we will be overlying
you will be overlying
they will be overlying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overlying
you have been overlying
he/she/it has been overlying
we have been overlying
you have been overlying
they have been overlying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overlying
you will have been overlying
he/she/it will have been overlying
we will have been overlying
you will have been overlying
they will have been overlying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overlying
you had been overlying
he/she/it had been overlying
we had been overlying
you had been overlying
they had been overlying
Conditional
I would overlie
you would overlie
he/she/it would overlie
we would overlie
you would overlie
they would overlie
Past Conditional
I would have overlain
you would have overlain
he/she/it would have overlain
we would have overlain
you would have overlain
they would have overlain
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.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"
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overlie

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