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English adjective: imbricate

1. imbricate used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles


Similarrough, unsmooth

Domain categorybotany, phytology


English verb: imbricate

1. imbricate (stative) place so as to overlap

SamplesImbricate the roof tiles.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

Verb groupimbricate

2. imbricate (stative) overlap

SamplesThe roof tiles imbricate.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)overlap

Verb groupimbricate

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