Definitions for overwhelmˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛlm, -ˈwɛlm
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overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
overwhelm, deluge, flood out(verb)
charge someone with too many tasks
submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)
cover completely or make imperceptible
"I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"
overpower, overmaster, overwhelm(verb)
overcome by superior force
To engulf, surge-over and submerge
The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
To overpower, crush
In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.
To overpower emotionally
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm.
There are plenty of chronic strains and low-grade challenges that don't necessarily overwhelm you in the moment, but almost take more of a toll in the long run.
Everybody knows they're going to raise rates and the waiting is often worse than the punishment, if you don't have a lot of depth in buying, any selling pressure will overwhelm the market and move it down.
We die. But we will never be defeated, terrorism is a threat. It's evil. But we the people of Afghanistan are willing to speak truth to terror by saying no, you will never overwhelm us, you will never subdue us. We are going to overcome.
The result is that America has been secure, thank God, there's been no terrorist attack on mainland United States. We have been the front line. Meanwhile, what needs to be underlined is while tragedy brought us together, there are common interests that now can be articulated very clearly. The threats that we are facing on a daily basis, were they, God forbid, to overwhelm us, will threaten the world at large.
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- agobiar, superarCatalan, Valencian
- hukuttaa, murskata, täyttyäFinnish
- āpuru, taupokiMāori
- przytłaczać, ogarniać, zalewać, miażdżyćPolish
- сокрушать, переполнять, поглощать, заваливать, разбивать, пересиливать, подавлять, захлёстыватьRussian
- прерлавити, preplavitiSerbo-Croatian
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