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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Matt Lloyd:

    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.

  4. Ashraf Ghani:

    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.

  5. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani:

    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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