Definitions

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  • n. A leave which exceeds the approved or prescribed amount of time.
  • v. To leave (something) over; cause to remain or be left.
  • v. To remain; be left over.

Etymologies

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From Middle English overleven, from Old English oferlǣfan ("to leave over; be left over, remain"), equivalent to over- +‎ leave.

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From over- +‎ leave (“permission, furlough”).

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