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o·ver·write

 (ō′vər-rīt′)
v. o·ver·wrote (-rōt′), o·ver·writ·ten (-rĭt′n), o·ver·writ·ing, o·ver·writes
v.tr.
1. To cover (something) with writing.
2. To write about in an artificial or an excessively elaborate, wordy style.
3. Computers
a. To destroy or lose (old data) by recording new data over it: accidentally overwrote an important document.
b. To record (new data) on top of already stored data, thus destroying the old data: overwrote an updated document on top of an earlier draft.
v.intr.
To write artificial, excessively elaborate, or wordy prose.
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overwrite

(ˌəʊvəˈraɪt)
vb, -writes, -writing, -wrote or -written
1. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) to write (something) in an excessively ornate or prolix style
2. to write too much about (someone or something)
3. to write on top of (other writing)
4. (Computer Science) to record on a storage medium, such as a magnetic disk, thus destroying what was originally recorded there
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o•ver•write

(ˌoʊ vərˈraɪt)

v. -wrote, -writ•ten, -writ•ing. v.t.
1. to write in too elaborate or prolix a style.
2. to write on or over.
v.i.
3. to write too elaborately or lengthily.
[1690–1700]
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overwrite


Past participle: overwritten
Gerund: overwriting

Imperative
overwrite
overwrite
Present
I overwrite
you overwrite
he/she/it overwrites
we overwrite
you overwrite
they overwrite
Preterite
I overwrote
you overwrote
he/she/it overwrote
we overwrote
you overwrote
they overwrote
Present Continuous
I am overwriting
you are overwriting
he/she/it is overwriting
we are overwriting
you are overwriting
they are overwriting
Present Perfect
I have overwritten
you have overwritten
he/she/it has overwritten
we have overwritten
you have overwritten
they have overwritten
Past Continuous
I was overwriting
you were overwriting
he/she/it was overwriting
we were overwriting
you were overwriting
they were overwriting
Past Perfect
I had overwritten
you had overwritten
he/she/it had overwritten
we had overwritten
you had overwritten
they had overwritten
Future
I will overwrite
you will overwrite
he/she/it will overwrite
we will overwrite
you will overwrite
they will overwrite
Future Perfect
I will have overwritten
you will have overwritten
he/she/it will have overwritten
we will have overwritten
you will have overwritten
they will have overwritten
Future Continuous
I will be overwriting
you will be overwriting
he/she/it will be overwriting
we will be overwriting
you will be overwriting
they will be overwriting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overwriting
you have been overwriting
he/she/it has been overwriting
we have been overwriting
you have been overwriting
they have been overwriting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overwriting
you will have been overwriting
he/she/it will have been overwriting
we will have been overwriting
you will have been overwriting
they will have been overwriting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overwriting
you had been overwriting
he/she/it had been overwriting
we had been overwriting
you had been overwriting
they had been overwriting
Conditional
I would overwrite
you would overwrite
he/she/it would overwrite
we would overwrite
you would overwrite
they would overwrite
Past Conditional
I would have overwritten
you would have overwritten
he/she/it would have overwritten
we would have overwritten
you would have overwritten
they would have overwritten
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overwrite - write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data; "overwrite that file"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
write, save - record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"
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Translations

overwrite

[ˌəʊvəˈraɪt] (overwrote (pt)) [ˌəʊvəˈrəʊt] (overwritten (pp)) [ˌəʊvəˈrɪtn]
A. VT
1.exagerar
this passage is overwritteneste pasaje tiene un estilo recargado
2. (Comput) → sobreescribir
B. VIexagerar
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overwrite

[ˌəʊvərˈraɪt] [overwrote] (pt) [overwritten] (pp) vt (COMPUTING) [+ file] → écraser
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