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overhang

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of overhang

  1. a part that sticks out from the general mass of something <a recess in the face of the cliff that is hidden by the thick vines dangling from the jagged overhang above> Synonyms bunch, convexity, jut, bulge, projection, protrusion, protuberance, swellRelated Words dome; blob, bump, dilatation, gibbosity, hump, knob, knot, knurl, lump, nub, obtrusion, puff, snag, swelling; block, piece, portion, section; enlargement, escalation, expansion, increase; hill, moundNear Antonyms crater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocketAntonyms cavity, concave, concavity, dent, depression, dint, hollow, indent, indentation, indenture, pit, recess




overhang

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of overhang

  1. 1 to extend outward beyond a usual point <the narrow streets of the old European city are lined with row houses often having overhanging second stories> Synonyms bag, balloon, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, bulge, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swellRelated Words dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretchNear Antonyms compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink

  2. 2 to remain poised to inflict harm, danger, or distress on <a cancer patient who refuses to put his life on hold even though the constant threat of death has been overhanging him for several years> Synonyms hang (over), hover (over), impend (over), menace, threatenRelated Words endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, peril





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