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overhang

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoverhango‧ver‧hang1 /ˌəʊvəˈhæŋ $ ˌoʊvər-/ verb (past tense and past participle overhung /-ˈhʌŋ/) [intransitive, transitive] 🔊 🔊 ABOVEto hang over something or stick out above it→ See Verb table
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overhangThen there is the still unworkable sum which overhangs all this budgeting: how much health care reform will cost.Perhaps it would be overhung by trees or shaded by nearby buildings.Here, another overhanging ledge of dolostone protected visitors, allowing them to walk directly behind the falling water.He set the traps carefully under mossy logs, under grass overhanging like curtains along steep banks, and in brush piles.There's a long sweep of farmland that overhangs the Rappahannock River.An ancient vine overhangs the terrace.The bird was sitting on a branch overhanging the water.They select one that overhangs water.
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overhango‧ver‧hang2 /ˈəʊvəhæŋ $ ˈoʊvər-/ noun [countable, usually singular] 🔊 🔊 1 TBBa rock, roof etc that hangs over something else 🔊 We stood under the overhang while it rained.2 ABOVEthe amount by which something hangs over something else 🔊 a five-foot overhang
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overhangBy any chance can we get a another overhang?It gusted into every overhang of concrete, whistled down the brick funnels on the tall building where she lived.They have 2-foot interior overhangs to discourage climbing over, and 4-foot aprons at the bottom to prevent digging under the enclosure.The amphitheater's overhang protects most of the seats from bad weather.Sapan sailed in beneath the overhang of limestone.She found Wynne-Jones resting in the overhang of a rocky outcrop, exhausted, wretched, starving.The overhang has continued because companies held back shutdowns for fear of helping competitors.The overhang was cleared, enabling the shares to bounce back to 356p, down 2 on balance.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoverhango‧ver‧hang1 /ˌəʊvəˈhæŋˌoʊvər-/ verb (past tense and past participle overhung /-ˈhʌŋ/) [transitive]1to have a bad influence on somethingCurrency worries overhung many engineering stocks.2overhang the marketFINANCE if a large quantity of something overhangs the market, it has not been sold when it should have been and therefore has a negative influence on pricesThere is not a huge surplus overhanging the market.→ See Verb tableoverhango‧ver‧hang2 /ˈəʊvəhæŋˈoʊvər-/ noun [countable, uncountable]FINANCE an unsold quantity of something that has a bad influence on prices, markets etcThe huge overhang of world-wide crude oil inventories further depressed energy prices.As long as there is a supply overhang silver will do poorly. see also debt overhang
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Verb table
overhang
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoverhang
he, she, itoverhangs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoverhung
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overhung
he, she, ithas overhung
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overhung
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overhang
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overhung
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overhanging
he, she, itis overhanging
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you, we, theyare overhanging
Past
I, he, she, itwas overhanging
you, we, theywere overhanging
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overhanging
he, she, ithas been overhanging
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overhanging
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overhanging
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overhanging
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