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.
You don't have to be a mathematician to realize that compensation at arbitrarily high levels would overwhelm Volkswagen.
By rousing himself, by earnestness, by restraint and control the wise man may make for himself an island which no flood can overwhelm.
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.
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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Translations for overwhelm
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- agobiar, superarCatalan, Valencian
- agobiar, abrumarSpanish
- hukuttaa, murskata, täyttyäFinnish
- āpuru, taupokiMāori
- przytłaczać, ogarniać, zalewać, miażdżyćPolish
- сокрушать, переполнять, поглощать, заваливать, разбивать, пересиливать, подавлять, захлёстыватьRussian
- прерлавити, preplavitiSerbo-Croatian
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