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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 of overhang bunch, convexity, jut, bulge, projection, protrusion, protuberance, swellWords Related to overhang 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 of overhang crater, hole, well; basin, bowl, dip, valley; furrow, groove, trench, trough; dimple, gouge, impression, notch, pocketAntonyms of overhang 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 of overhang bag, balloon, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, bulge, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swellWords Related to overhang dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretchNear Antonyms of overhang 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 of overhang hang (over), hover (over), impend (over), menace, threatenWords Related to overhang endanger, hazard, imperil, jeopardize, peril



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