overmaster
transitive verb Date: 14th century overpower, subdue

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • overmaster — [ō΄vər mas′tər] vt. [ME overmaistren] to overcome; conquer; subdue …   English World dictionary

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  • overmaster — overmasteringly, adv. /oh veuhr mas teuhr, mah steuhr/, v.t. to gain mastery over; conquer; overpower: The sudden impulse had quite overmastered me. [1300 50; ME; see OVER , MASTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • overmaster — verb to overpower or overwhelm Did I forget! Shall I ever . . . can I ever! Can any of us ever forget that terrible scene! Mina struggled hard to keep her brave countenance, but the pain overmastered her and she put her hands before her face, and …   Wiktionary

  • overmaster — Synonyms and related words: beat down, bend, break, break down, bring low, bring to terms, browbeat, bulldoze, bully, castrate, clamp down on, coerce, compel, conquer, cow, crush, daunt, deck, despotize, domineer, domineer over, enslave, floor,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • overmaster — v. subdue; overpower, become master of …   English contemporary dictionary

  • overmaster — verb literary overcome; conquer …   English new terms dictionary

  • overmaster — v. a. See overpower …   New dictionary of synonyms

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