Learn English Irregular Verbs - Overwrite

overwrite /ˌəʊvəˈraɪt/

  • 1 to replace information (especially computing - on the screen or in a file) by putting new information over it:

    It is very important that you save as a copy and do not overwrite the current working file.
    If you want to overwrite an existing report with the same name, check the option to ''Overwrite item'' if it exists.
    When the new data was entered, the old record was overwritten, deleting existing data and causing the missing-record problem.

  • 2 to write excessively in length, too detailed or too complicated:

    He's one of those authors who has a tendency to overwrite.
    You always overwrote, unless you were on a very tight deadline.

Past simple

  • overwrote  /ˌəʊvəˈrəʊt/

  • overwrit

Past participle

  • overwritten  /ˌəʊvəˈrɪtn/

  • overwrit

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