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Definition of overlay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overlay
    he / she / it overlays
    past simple overlaid
    -ing form overlaying
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  1. 1overlay something (with something) (technology) to put something on top of a surface so as to cover it completely; to lie on top of a surface wood overlaid with gold
  2. 2overlay something (with something) (literary) to add something, especially a feeling or quality, to something else so that it seems to cover it The place was overlaid with memories of his childhood.
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