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


  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

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