verb \-ˈlk\

: to fail to see or notice (something)

: to pay no attention to (something)

: to not consider (someone) for a job, position, promotion, etc.

Full Definition of OVERLOOK

transitive verb
:  to look over :  inspect
a :  to look down upon from above
b :  to rise above or afford a view of
a :  to look past :  miss
b :  ignore 1
c :  excuse 2
:  to look on with the evil eye :  bewitch

Examples of OVERLOOK

  1. The detective overlooked an important clue.
  2. Such a crime should not be overlooked.
  3. The quarterback was overlooked by other teams.
  4. the mountains that overlook the village
  5. We rented a suite that overlooks the lake.

First Known Use of OVERLOOK

14th century

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noun \ˈō-vər-ˌlk\

Definition of OVERLOOK

:  a place from which one may look down on a scene below <plenty of overlooks and trails — Thelma H. Bell>

Examples of OVERLOOK

  1. <just down the road there's a great overlook where you can get a panoramic view of the valley below>

First Known Use of OVERLOOK


Related to OVERLOOK


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