as in to overlap
to lie over parts of one another the puzzle pieces overlay one another in complete disarray on the floor

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as in to coat
to form a layer over there will be freezing rain tonight, so we can expect to find a thick layer of ice overlying the car windshield in the morning

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“Overlie.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overlie. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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