Definitions for overwhelmˌoʊ vərˈʰwɛlm, -ˈwɛlm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

  2. overwhelm, deluge, flood out(verb)

    charge someone with too many tasks

  3. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

  4. overpower, overmaster, overwhelm(verb)

    overcome by superior force

Wiktionary

  1. overwhelm(Verb)

    To engulf, surge-over and submerge

    The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.

  2. overwhelm(Verb)

    To overpower, crush

    In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.

  3. overwhelm(Verb)

    To overpower emotionally

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Overwhelm

    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.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of overwhelm in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of overwhelm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kizza Besigye:

    This is nothing new, we are in this to overwhelm the unfreeness and the unfairness ... We'll just continue fighting.

  2. Matthias Mueller:

    You don't have to be a mathematician to realize that compensation at arbitrarily high levels would overwhelm Volkswagen.

  3. The Dhammapada:

    By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm.

  4. Special Agent Kimberley Whittle:

    It’s based on … the fact that these terrorist groups are using coordinated attacks in an effort to overwhelm law enforcement and just create general panic.

  5. Scott Schieman:

    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.

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