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Definition 1: overlap - [verb of stative]

Samples where imbricate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The roof tiles imbricate

(imbricate is a kind of ...) extend over and cover a part of

"The roofs of the houses overlap in this crowded city"

(imbricate has a similar meaning as ...) place so as to overlap

"imbricate the roof tiles"

Definition 2: place so as to overlap - [verb of stative]

Samples where imbricate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • imbricate the roof tiles

(imbricate is a kind of ...) put into a certain place or abstract location

"Put your things here" "Set the tray down" "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children" "Place emphasis on a certain point"

(imbricate has a similar meaning as ...) overlap

"The roof tiles imbricate"

Definition 3: used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for imbricate in the sense of this definition

(imbricate is similar to ...) having or caused by an irregular surface

"trees with rough bark" "rough ground" "rough skin" "rough blankets" "his unsmooth face"

(imbricate belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

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