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  • verb to preside over, govern, rule; to control
  • verb to conquer, gain control or owndom of
  • verb to grasp, comprehend; to understand
  • verb archaic to neglect, omit; to desist, refrain from, forbear
  • verb archaic to overstay, outstay, overlinger
  • verb slang to be misunderstood; to misread, misunderstand
  • noun governance, authority, possession, control


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From Middle English oversitten ("to gain possession of"), from Old English ofersittan ("to occupy, possess; forbear"), from Proto-Germanic *uber (“over”) + *sitjanan (“to sit”), corresponding to over- +‎ sit.


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  • This destroys me... Oversit means understand?!

    January 23, 2018