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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ō-vėr-hwelm′, v.t. to overspread and crush by something heavy or strong: to flow over and bear down: to overcome.—p.adj. Overwhel′ming, crushing with weight, &c.: irresistible.—adv. Overwhel′mingly.
The numerical value of overwhelm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of overwhelm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is nothing new, we are in this to overwhelm the unfreeness and the unfairness ... We'll just continue fighting.
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.
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Translations for overwhelm
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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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