overwrite

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verb over·write \ˌō-və(r)-ˈrīt\

Definition of overwrite

overwrote

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overwritten

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overwriting

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  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to write over the surface of

  3. 2 :  to write in inflated or overly elaborate style

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to write too much or in an overly elaborate style

Examples of overwrite in a sentence

  1. The author has a tendency to overwrite.

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First Known Use of overwrite

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OVERWRITE Defined for English Language Learners

overwrite

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verb over·write \ˌō-və(r)-ˈrīt\

Definition of overwrite for English Language Learners

  • : to replace information in (a computer file) with new information

  • : to write in a way that is too detailed or complicated


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