Overwhelmed
Overwhelm O`ver*whelm", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overwhelmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overwhelming}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly. [1913 Webster]

The sea overwhelmed their enemies. --Ps. lxxviii. 53. [1913 Webster]

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me. --Ps. lv. 5. [1913 Webster]

Foul deeds will rise, Though all the earth o'erwhelm them. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Gaza yet stands; but all her sons are fallen, All in a moment overwhelmed and fallen. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To project or impend over threateningly. [1913 Webster]

His louering brows o'erwhelming his fair sight. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to surround, to cover. --Papin. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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