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verb [transitive] [usually passive]     overlay pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participleoverlaying
past tenseoverlaid
past participleoverlaid
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  1. 1
    to cover the surface of something with a thin layer of a substance, especially for decoration
    1. a.
      to put one thing on top of another, so that they both show

      software that lets you overlay graphics with text

  2. 2
    if a sound, taste, smell, or feeling is overlaid with another one, enough of the other one is added to be noticeable


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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