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overlooking

adjective

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as in raised, overhead

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overlooking

noun

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overlooking

verb
present participle of overlook

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1 to look down on
  • the fortress overlooks the city

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3 to be in charge of
  • you'll be asked to overlook larger projects in the future

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4 to cast a spell on
  • the superstitious grandmother actually believed that the baby had been overlooked by a gypsy woman

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5 to look over closely (as for judging quality or condition)
  • quickly overlooked the table of used books to see if there was anything of value

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  • glancing (at or over)
6 to dismiss as of little importance
  • definitely not the kind of spouse to overlook even a single instance of marital infidelity

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7 to look after and make decisions about
  • the engineer hired to overlook the construction of the canal

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“Overlooking.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overlooking. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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