overlook

overlook
verb
ADVERB
completely, entirely
largely
frequently, often
easily
conveniently

Conveniently overlooking the fact that she wouldn't be able to meet the commitment, she agreed.

VERB + OVERLOOK
cannot, cannot afford to, should not

We should not overlook this possibility.

be inclined to, tend to

Hospitals have tended to overlook this need.

seem to
be prepared to, be willing to

I was prepared to overlook her mistakes this time.

be easy to

It is easy to overlook the significance of this change.

be impossible to
PHRASES
be easily overlooked

another fact which is all too easily overlooked

sth should not be overlooked

The importance of this should not be overlooked.

Overlook is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑castle, ↑cliff, ↑flat, ↑hill, ↑house, ↑mountain, ↑plateau, ↑room, ↑slope, ↑terrace, ↑window
Overlook is used with these nouns as the object: ↑aspect, ↑bay, ↑beach, ↑courtyard, ↑detail, ↑fact, ↑fault, ↑garden, ↑importance, ↑lake, ↑mountain, ↑need, ↑ocean, ↑office, ↑park, ↑possibility, ↑problem, ↑sea, ↑shortcoming, ↑valley, ↑yard

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Overlook — O ver*look , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overlooked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overlooking}.] 1. To look down upon from a place that is over or above; to look over or view from a higher position; to be situated above, so as to command a view of; as, to overlook …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overlook — bezeichnet mehrere gleichnamige, im NRHP gelistete, Objekte: Overlook (New York), ID Nr. 10000484 Overlook (North Carolina), ID Nr. 80002804 Overlook (West Virginia), ID Nr. 04000310 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterschei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • overlook — [v1] disregard, neglect discount, disdain, fail to notice, forget, ignore, leave out, leave undone, let fall between the cracks*, let go, let slide*, make light of*, miss, omit, overpass, pass, pass by, pay no attention, slight, slip up*;… …   New thesaurus

  • overlook — I (disregard) verb fail to appreciate, fail to observe, fail to see, forget, leave out, leave undone, let ride, miss, neglect, omit, pass over, take no notice II (excuse) verb condone, disregard, excuse, forgive, pardon III (superintend) verb… …   Law dictionary

  • overlook — (v.) mid 14c., to examine, scrutinize, inspect, from OVER (Cf. over) + LOOK (Cf. look). Another M.E. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overlook — slight, forget, ignore, disregard, *neglect, omit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • overlook — ► VERB 1) fail to notice. 2) ignore or disregard. 3) have a view of from above. ► NOUN N. Amer. ▪ a commanding position or view …   English terms dictionary

  • overlook — [ō΄vər look′; ] for n. [ ō′vər look΄] vt. 1. to look at from above 2. to give a view of from above 3. to rise above; overtop 4. a) to look over or beyond and not see; fail to notice b) to ignore; neglect …   English World dictionary

  • overlook — v. /oh veuhr look /; n. /oh veuhr look /, v.t. 1. to fail to notice, perceive, or consider: to overlook a misspelled word. 2. to disregard or ignore indulgently, as faults or misconduct: Only a parent could overlook that kind of behavior. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • overlook — 01. The boss [overlooks] Brian s lateness because he gets so much done while he s actually here. 02. Our cottage [overlooks] a beautiful little lake where we can swim in the summer. 03. She [overlooks] his faults, and loves him for his good… …   Grammatical examples in English

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