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overlap

verb over·lap \ˌō-vər-ˈlap\

: to lie over the edge of (something) : to cover part of the edge of (something)

: to happen at the same time as something else

: to have parts that are the same as parts of something else

Full Definition of OVERLAP

transitive verb
1
:  to extend over or past and cover a part of
2
:  to have something in common with
intransitive verb
1
:  to occupy the same area in part
2
:  to have something in common
over·lap \ˈō-vər-ˌlap\ noun

Examples of OVERLAP

  1. The roof shingles overlap each other.
  2. Baseball season overlaps football season in September.
  3. Some of your duties overlap his.

First Known Use of OVERLAP

1704

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OVERLAP Defined for Kids

overlap

verb over·lap \ˌō-vər-ˈlap\
over·lappedover·lap·ping

Definition of OVERLAP for Kids

:  to place or be placed so that a part of one covers a part of another <The roof shingles overlap.>

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