Definitions for overbearˌoʊ vərˈbɛər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•bearˌoʊ vərˈbɛər(v.)-bore, -borne, -bear•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to overwhelm by weight or force.

  2. to prevail over; overrule.

  3. to dominate.

  4. (v.i.)to produce fruit or progeny so abundantly as to impair the health.

Origin of overbear:

1525–35

o`ver•bear′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overbear(verb)

    overcome

    "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"

  2. overbear(verb)

    bear too much

  3. bear down, overbear(verb)

    contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery

Wiktionary

  1. overbear(Verb)

    To crush or press down on with physical force.

  2. overbear(Verb)

    To prevail over, as if by superior weight or force; dominate.

  3. overbear(Verb)

    To be more important than; outweigh.

  4. overbear(Verb)

    To bear an overabundance of fruit or offspring.

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