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



BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪt//
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overwrite
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪt//
he / she / it overwrites
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪts//
past simple overwrote
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈrəʊt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈroʊt//
past participle overwritten
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈrɪtn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈrɪtn//
-ing form overwriting
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈraɪtɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈraɪtɪŋ//
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overwrite something (computing) to replace information on the screen or in a file by putting new information over it
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overwrite