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overlook

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Etymology

From over + look.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to overlook

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
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to overlook (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill.
  2. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter.
  3. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
  4. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.
  5. To look over and beyond (anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; hence, to refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to neglect; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse.

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