overhear, v. hear, take in, SI.
get an earful; hear of, Dial,
hear tell of. Inf.catch, Inf.get, Inf.catch or get wind of; learn, discover, descry, become conscious oraware of, come to one's knowledge, get the facts,
overindulge, v. 1. do to excess, carry too far, not know when to stop, go overboard, go off the deep end, go to extremes.
2. be intemperate, run riot; overdrink, guzzle, overimbibe; eat too much, surfeit, feast, banquet, gormandize, fress; gorge, engorge, glut, Archaic, gluttonize, SI.
pig out, SI.
stuff one's face, eat like a horse, raven.
3. spoil, baby, coddle, pet, wait on hand and foot, cater to, dote on, humor, favor; pamper, cocker, cosset, dandle, mollycoddle, Obs.fondle.
overlap, v. 1. imbricate, overlie, lie over, overlay, lay over, lap over, reach over, extend over; overspread, spread over, overstretch, stretch over; shingle, cover. 2. coincide, intersect; correspond, parallel.
-n. 3. imbrication, overlapping, lap, overlay, overlayer; flap, tent fly, fly.
4. coincidence, intersection; correspondence, parallel, equivalence.
overlay, v. 1. superimpose, superpose, lay over; overlap, lap over, imbricate, lie over; overspread, spread over, overstretch, stretch over; shingle, cover. 2. finish, inlay; decorate, ornament, adorn, embellish, embroider, enrich; festoon; gild, varnish, trick out.
-n. 3. covering, overlayer, appliqud; imbrication,
overlap, overlapping, lap.
4. decoration, ornament, ornamentation, adornment, embellishment, embroidery,
overleap, v. 1. leap over oracross, jump over or across, spring over oracross, hop over oracross, bound over oracross, vault, vault over, leapfrog.
2. overreach, overstep, overstretch, stretch beyond, overpass, pass all bounds, know no bounds, go overboard, go too far, carry too far, carry to an extreme.
3. omit, except, leave out; miss, give a miss, fail to mention; overlook, pass over, skip, jump; ignore, disregard, pretermit, pay no attention to; neglect, forget, forget about, not think of, let slip, let slide, let go, SI.
let ride, leave undone, not trouble oneself with; eschew, avoid, shun, shirk.
overload, v. 1. overburden, overweight, overtax, overlade, overcharge, surcharge; weight, weigh down, load, load with, saddle with, burden, burden with, charge, tax; strain, encumber, cumber, impede, hamper, handicap, tie a millstone around [s.o.'s] neck. -n. 2. overburden, overcharge, surcharge; burden, Archaic, burthen, weight, dead weight, heavy load, oppression; strain, encumbrance, impediment, hindrance, handicap, drag, millstone,
overlook, v. 1. ignore, neglect, not take into account; miss, omit, slip up on, slight, lose sight of, leave out, forget, skip; pass up, set aside, give the go-by.
2. disregard, pretermit, overpass, drop; look the other way, let [s.t.] ride, let [s.t.] go, gloss over, extenuate; wink at, blink at, close orshut one's eyes to, connive at; choose not to see, be blind to, fail to notice.
3. excuse, forgive, pardon, condone, make allowances, spare; forget about [s.t.], forgive and forget, let bygones be bygones.
4. overtower, tower above, crown; rise above, overtop, top, cap; look over, jut out, jut over, beetle over, project.
5. inspect, examine, peruse, scan, survey; scrutinize, study, contemplate, review; take stock of, take a glance at, give [s.t.] the once-over.
My Account / Test History
| Affirmative|| Question|| Negative|
| I worked you worked he/she/it worked, etc|| did I work? did you work? did he/she/it work? etc|| I did not work you did not work he/she/it did not work, etc|
We use the simple past tense to talk about many kinds of past events: short, quickly finished actions and happenings, longer situations, and repeated events.
Peter broke a window last night.
I spent all my childhood in Scotland.
past-1 Scotland l-•-? future
Regularly every summer, Janet fell in love.
We use the simple past in 'narrative' — when we tell stories, and when we tell people about past events.
Once upon a time there was a beautiful princess who lived with her father. One day the king decided . . .
I saw John this morning. He told me .. .
(NOT I have seen John this morning. He has told me . . .)
A simple rule: use the simple past tense if you do not have a good reason for using one of the other past or perfect tenses.