- vt. 忽略；俯瞰；远眺；检查；高耸于…之上
- n. 忽视；眺望
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1. over- "above" + look.
- overlook (v.)
- mid-14c., "to examine, scrutinize, inspect," from over- + look (v.). Another Middle English sense was "to peer over the top of." These two literal senses have given rise to the two main modern meanings. Meaning "to look over or beyond and thus not see," via notion of "to choose to not notice" is first recorded 1520s. Seemingly contradictory sense of "to watch over officially, keep an eye on, superintend" is from 1530s. Related: Overlooked; overlooking. In Shekaspeare's day, overlooking also was a common term for "inflicting the evil eye on" (someone or something).
- 1. The owners don't want to overlook any opportunity to make a buck.
- 2. You cannot live in a cocoon and overlook these facts.
- 3. You overlook the pressure you're under and what it does to you.
- 4. Romantic chateaux and castles overlook the river's twisting course.
- 5. I shall overlook your disobedience this time.
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