Overlie meaning

ō'vər-lī'
To lie over or on.
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To suffocate (a baby, for example) by accidentally lying on top of it.
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To lie on or over.
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To stifle or smother by lying on.
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To lie over or upon.
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To suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant.
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Origin of overlie

  • over- +"Ž lie (“to recline")
    From Wiktionary