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verb [transitive] overlook pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈlʊk/ 
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present tense
present participleoverlooking
past tenseoverlooked
past participleoverlooked
  1. 1
    to fail to notice or do something

    Accidents happen when safety checks are overlooked.

    1. a.
      to fail to consider someone or something, or to fail to recognize success

      Sean Connery was once again overlooked in the New Year's Honours list.

  2. 3
    to have a view of something from above

    Our hotel overlooked the Temple of Luxor and the river.

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