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Definition of overlook:

  1. Hence: To supervise; to watch over; sometimes, to observe secretly; as, to overlook a gang of laborers; to overlook one who is writing a letter.
  2. To inspect; to examine; to look over carefully or repeatedly.
  3. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to rise above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook a valley from a hill.
  4. To look over and beyond ( anything) without seeing it; to miss or omit in looking; hence, to refrain from bestowing notice or attention upon; to neglect; to pass over without censure or punishment; to excuse.
  5. To look upon with an evil eye; to bewitch by looking upon; to fascinate.


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