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transitive verb

: to pass over or remit by overslaugh
: to pass over especially for an appointment or promotion in favor of another : ignore the claims of


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plural -s
: exemption from a duty in the British armed forces because detailed on a superior duty

Word History


Transitive verb

Dutch overslaan to pass over, omit, from Middle Dutch overslaen, from over + slaen to strike; akin to Old English ofer, adverb & preposition, over and to Old English slēan to strike, beat, slay

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“Overslaugh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overslaugh. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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