Definition Overlook

English vocabulary and translations (See all our English vocabulary translation)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.

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!

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;"

Still having difficulties with 'Overlook'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.


Do you have smart way of remembering 'Overlook'? Share it with us!