over·lap /ˌoʊvɚˈlæp/ verb over·laps; over·lapped; over·lap·ping
to lie over the edge of (something) :
to cover part of the edge of (something) [+ obj
] ▪ The roof shingles overlap each other.
] ▪ The roof shingles overlap. ▪ The petals of the flower overlap. = The flower has overlapping petals.
to happen at the same time as something else [no obj
] — often + with ▪ Baseball season overlaps with football season in September.
] ▪ Baseball season overlaps football season in September.
to have parts that are the same as parts of something else [no obj
] ▪ Some of their duties overlap. = They have/share overlapping duties.
— often + with ▪ Some of the material in the course overlaps with what I was taught in another course.
] ▪ Some of your duties overlap his.
— over·lap /ˈoʊvɚˌlæp/ noun
, plural over·laps
[count] ▪ The map shows an overlap in the regions controlled by the two tribes. [noncount] ▪ There is some overlap between the two courses. [=the courses cover some of the same material]