Definition of overlie verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈlaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈlaɪ//
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overlie
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈlaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈlaɪ//
he / she / it overlies
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈlaɪz//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈlaɪz//
past simple overlay
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈleɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈleɪ//
past participle overlain
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈleɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈleɪn//
-ing form overlying
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈlaɪɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈlaɪɪŋ//
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[intransitive, transitive] overlie (something) (specialist) to lie over something overlying rock
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overlie