overlap

Part of speech: verb

To lap over.

Part of speech: verb

To lie or be folded partly upon.

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Usage examples "overlap":

  1. That done, he placed the circular bit of paper flat upon the coin, in such a manner that it did not overlap, and asked Miss Miette to take the coin between her thumb and her finger. - "In Search of a Son", William Shepard Walsh.
  2. The whole colony is recumbent but branches freely and at short intervals in a horizontal plane, so that the zooecia become crowded together and the branches sometimes overlap one another. - "Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa", Nelson Annandale.
  3. As the thought strengthens and expands, these beautiful wings change their colour to violet and become like the petals of a flower, and overlap one another in an intricate but exceedingly effective pattern. - "Thought-Forms", Annie Besant C.W. Leadbeater.