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overlying

[oh-ver-lahy-ing] /ˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ ɪŋ/
verb
1.
present participle of overlie.

overlie

[oh-ver-lahy] /ˌoʊ vərˈlaɪ/
verb (used with object), overlay, overlain, overlying.
1.
to lie over or upon, as a covering or stratum.
2.
to smother (an infant) by lying upon it, as in sleep.
Origin
1125-1175
1125-75; Middle English overlien, overliggen. See over-, lie2
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overlie

/ˌəʊvəˈlaɪ/
verb (transitive) -lies, -lying, -lay, -lain
1.
to lie or rest upon Compare overlay
2.
to kill (a baby or newborn animal) by lying upon it
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