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overhang

noun

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  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

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  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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