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Definition of 'overlook'


  1. a high place affording a good view


  1. look past, fail to notice
  2. be oriented in a certain direction; "The house looks out on a tennis court"; "The apartment overlooks the Hudson"
       Synonyms: look out on look out over look across
  3. leave undone or leave out; "How could I miss that typo?"; "The workers on the conveyor belt miss one out of ten"
       Synonyms: neglect pretermit omit drop miss leave out overleap
       Antonyms: attend to take to heart
  4. look down on; "The villa dominates the town"
       Synonyms: dominate command overtop
  5. watch over; "I am overlooking her work"

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