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verb as in lie over something else

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The overlap between solarpunk and afrofuturism—a movement brilliantly summarized in the work of Ytasha Womack—is significant.

In fact, there’s ample overlap between QAnon adherents and anti-vaxxers, who in some cases fear the vaccine is a form of mind control.

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Even when a brain region shows a sex difference on average, there is typically considerable overlap between the male and female distributions.

Villa cited “a timing overlap” and said a bond consultant had advised against it.

This included genetic relatedness and the amount of environmental overlap between dolphins.

However, he saw the overlap of interests as being horribly negative.

Both Huckabee and Santorum had considerable overlap in their support during their respective presidential bids.

In some areas, the overlap was even higher: 100 percent of plantations in Ghana overlapped.

In our current configuration of religious interest groups, we find significant overlap with party politics.

American government works because we have overlap between federal, state, and local governments.

The man on the girl's right seemed to overlap her possessively which could have been accounted for by the width of his shoulders.

But it must not be forgotten that both the departments themselves and the evidence for them frequently overlap.

Even in his bare feet, which you saw with your own eyes, he'd overlap those prints a half inch all around.

Any tinsmith will turn up the sides for you, leaving the front a little higher than the others, so as to overlap the netting.

The butt straps where they overlap are forged so as to fit one another as shown, and thus form a close joint.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overlap, such as: flap, imbricate, overhang, overlay, overlie, and overrun.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.