overwrite overwrite  /ˌoʊ vər ˈraɪt/


  • (v) write new data on top of existing data and thus erase the previously existing data


  1. It turns out that human memory is like an analog cassette tape: overwrite it too many times, and you start to hear the ghosts of old voices.
  2. DK: At times, emotional valuation can overwrite brain valuation.
  3. And no one else can overwrite as Chayefsky can.


  • Indiana law gives offenders second chance

    One foolish mistake can overwrite years of integrity and hard work, leaving someone unable to get a job and provide for themselves and their family.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Purdue Exponent


  1. "Although not all downloads of 2.1.1 were affected, we're declaring the entire version dangerous," said Mullenweg. "If your blog is running 2.1.1, please upgrade immediately and do a full overwrite of your old files, especially those in...
    on Mar 3, 2007 By: Matt Mullenweg Source: Netcraft

  2. Mr. Albee explained: "Here I've made about five or six minutes of cuts. But I always make five or six minutes of cuts in a new play because I overwrite like everybody else does."
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Edward Albee Source: New York Times

  3. Keys says she tends to "overwrite. I want to get every nuance in there."
    on Aug 8, 2004 By: Alicia Keys Source: USA Today

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