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Meaning of overlie

o•ver•lie

Pronunciation: (ō"vur-lī'), [key]
— -lay, -lain, -ly•ing.
  1. to lie over or upon, as a covering or stratum.
  2. to smother (an infant) by lying upon it, as in sleep.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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