overlap

01. The shingles on the roof should [overlap] one another.
02. If each fold neatly [overlaps] its opposite side, a piece of paper can be folded a maximum of seven times.
03. Teachers can't work in both the summer program and the fall program because they [overlap] by a week.
04. My wife's and my taste in movies don't [overlap] in the least.
05. The trunk of a banana plant is made of sheaths of [overlapping] leaves, tightly wrapped around each other like celery stalks.
06. If you draw the figures so that one slightly [overlaps] the other, it will add depth to your picture.
07. We can't watch both the movie and the hockey game on television tonight because the two programs [overlap].
08. If you want to make a darkroom for developing your photos, you'll need to put [overlapping] sheets of black paper on the window so that absolutely no light gets through.
09. The duties of the receptionist sometimes [overlap] those of the secretary.
10. The [overlap] in the metal sheeting should be at least an inch and a half.
11. Men and women live out their lives in social worlds that are separate at some points and [overlapping] at others.
12. Make sure the paving stones don't [overlap] or people will trip over the edges.
13. Artists make near objects [overlap] a more distant one in order to create an illusion of depth.
14. The Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean cultures of ancient Greece [overlapped] the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms of ancient Egypt.
15. The two programs [overlapped], so students in the first program had to miss the first few days of classes in the second program because of final exams.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Overlap — may mean one of: In music theory, overlap is a synonym for reinterpretation of a chord at the boundary of two musical phrases. In railway signalling, an Overlap (railway signalling) is the length of track beyond a stop signal that is proved to be …   Wikipedia

  • Overlap — O ver*lap , n. 1. The lapping of one thing over another; as, an overlap of six inches; an overlap of a slate on a roof. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geol.) An extension of geological beds above and beyond others, as in a conformable series of beds, when… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlap — O ver*lap , v. t. 1. To lay (one thing) over another; to lap. [1913 Webster] 2. To cover part of. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlap — O ver*lap , v. i. 1. To be arranged so that a part of one object laying over part of another; as, the boards overlapped at their ends. [PJC] 2. To have the ending time of one period or process extend beyond the beginning time of another period or …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlap — Overlap. См. Перекрытие. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • overlap — I verb adjoin, cover, encroach, exceed, extend beyond, go beyond, imbricate, imminere, impendere, impinge, infringe, invade, lap over, lie over, make contact, overgrow, overhang, overlay, overlie, override, overrun, overspread, project, protrude …   Law dictionary

  • overlap — (v.) to partially extend over, 1726, OVER (Cf. over) + LAP (Cf. lap) (v.). Related: Overlapped; overlapping. The noun is attested from 1813 …   Etymology dictionary

  • overlap — [v] lie over something else extend along, flap, fold over, go beyond, imbricate, lap over, overhang, overlay, overlie, overrun, project, protrude, ride, run over, shingle; concept 759 Ant. divide, separate …   New thesaurus

  • overlap — ► VERB (overlapped, overlapping) 1) extend over so as to cover partly. 2) partly coincide. ► NOUN ▪ an overlapping part or amount …   English terms dictionary

  • overlap — [ō΄vər lap′; ] also, and for n.always [, ō′vər lap΄] vt., vi. overlapped, overlapping 1. to lap over; lie upon and extend beyond a part of (something or each other) 2. to extend over part of (a period of time, sphere of activity, etc.); coincide… …   English World dictionary

  • overlap — o|ver|lap1 [ˌəuvəˈlæp US ˌouvər ] v past tense and past participle overlapped present participle overlapping [I and T] 1.) if two or more things overlap, part of one thing covers part of another thing ▪ One of Jilly s front teeth overlaps the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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