overlie definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To lay over or on.
    • To suffocate (a child, for instance) by inadvertently lying in addition to it.
    • To lie over or upon; particularly, to suffocate by lying upon.
  • verb:
    • To rest over or upon
    • To suffocate by lying upon; since, to overlie an infant.
    • kill by lying on
    • lie upon; lay together with
  • others:
    • To rest over or upon; ergo, to smother by lying upon.

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