Overlook

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Definition

(My apartment) overlooks (a sock factory): (My apartment) has a view of, is above (a sock factory)
verb

(I'll) overlook (your mistake this time): (I'll) ignore, excuse, disregard, forgive (your mistake this time)
verb
I will overlook this incident this time, but if it happens again there will be trouble.

(I) overlook (his work): (I) supervise, monitor, keep and eye on (his work)
verb
Pronunciation examples
UK: Your house overlooks a chemical plant. How horrible!
US: I'll overlook that insult this time, but next time I'll break your legs!
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Examples

  • "The first apartment did not have a kitchenette, just a large sink on the floor of the living room. I presume the noisy basketball court it overlooked was the 'shared garden' to which you referred."
  • "It's not as if workers' rights are being totally overlooked in the US;"

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