tr.v. o·ver·looked, o·ver·look·ing, o·ver·looks
a. To look over or at from a higher place: We overlooked the valley from the cliff.
b. To afford a view over: The tower overlooks the sea.
a. To fail to notice or consider; miss: Even the editor overlooked this error.
b. To ignore deliberately or indulgently; disregard: I'll overlook that remark if you leave now.
a. To look over; examine: overlook a manuscript for errors.
b. To manage; supervise: overlook farm hands.
An elevated place that affords an extensive view: a scenic overlook.
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