Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To lie over or on.
  • transitive v. To suffocate (a baby, for example) by accidentally lying on top of it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To lie over or upon
  • v. To suffocate by lying upon; as, to overlie an infant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To lie over or upon; specifically, to suffocate by lying upon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lie over or upon; hence, to smother by lying upon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. kill by lying on
  • v. lie upon; lie on top of

Etymologies

over- +‎ lie (“to recline”) (Wiktionary)

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