Overwhelm

  • 21overwhelm — verb 1》 bury or drown beneath a huge mass.     ↘give too much of something to: they were overwhelmed by letters. 2》 have a strong emotional effect on. 3》 defeat completely; overpower. Derivatives overwhelming adjective overwhelmingly adverb… …

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  • 22overwhelm — v. a. 1. Overflow, spread over and cover, swallow up, whelm, submerge, sink, drown. 2. Overbear, overpower, overcome, subdue, vanquish, conquer, defeat …

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  • 23overwhelm — verb (T) 1 EMOTION if someone is overwhelmed by an emotion, they feel it so strongly that they cannot think clearly: He was suddenly overwhelmed by a strong feeling of his insignificance. | Grief overwhelmed me. 2 SUPRISE SB to surprise someone… …

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  • 24overwhelm — v 1. overpower, destroy, crush, route, discomfit, overthrow, overbear, worst, ruin, extirpate, annihilate; override, subdue, suppress, quash, quell, subjugate, master, overmaster, vanquish, conquer, triumph over, defeat, beat, overburden,… …

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  • 25overwhelm — over·whelm …

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  • 26overwhelm — verb 1) Spain overwhelmed Russia in the hockey Syn: defeat heavily, trounce, rout, beat hollow, conquer, be victorious over, crush; informal thrash, lick, wipe the floor with 2) she was overwhelmed by a sense of tragedy Syn …

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  • 27overwhelm — [ˌəʊvəˈwelm] verb [T] 1) to affect someone s emotions in a very powerful way Her beauty completely overwhelmed him.[/ex] 2) to be too much for someone or something to deal with In June the town is overwhelmed by tourists.[/ex] …

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  • 28overwhelm — o•ver•whelm [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈ(h)wɛlm, ˈwɛlm[/t]] v. t. 1) to overpower in mind or feeling: overwhelmed by remorse[/ex] 2) to overpower with superior force or numbers 3) to cover or bury beneath a mass of something 4) to burden excessively • Etymology …

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  • 29overwhelm — /oʊvəˈwɛlm / (say ohvuh welm) verb (t) 1. to come, rest, or weigh upon overpoweringly; crush. 2. to vanquish, defeat, especially by force of numbers. 3. to load, heap, treat or address with an overpowering or excessive amount of anything. 4. to… …

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  • 30overwhelm —   Po ipū, popo i, uhi, lalawe, luma i, holomoku, holomokuna.    ♦ Suffering of love is overwhelming, here in my heart (PH 178), o ka eha a ke aloha ke lalawe nei, eia lā i loko, i ku u manawa …

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  • 31overwhelm — v.tr. 1 overpower with emotion. 2 (usu. foll. by with) overpower with an excess of business etc. 3 bring to sudden ruin or destruction; crush. 4 bury or drown beneath a huge mass, submerge utterly …

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  • 32bowl over —  Overwhelm …

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  • 33Overwhelmed — 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 …

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  • 34Overwhelming — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 35carry a person off his feet — overwhelm, make dizzy …

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  • 36come on strong — overwhelm with excessively strong language or personality He came on too strong during the job interview and was unable to get the job …

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  • 37break someone's heart — overwhelm someone with sadness. → heart …

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  • 38eat someone’s lunch (to) —  Overwhelm the competition. to eat the lunch of a competitor implies that one is taking bread (sales) from it right under its nose …

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  • 39flood (to) —  Overwhelm with the details; supply large quantities.  ► “The wine market is flooded with value wines fine tasting varieties that sell for under $10 a bottle.” (Business Week, Aug. 28, 1995, p. 86) …

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  • 40knock out cold, ko (to) —  Overwhelm the competition (boxing) …

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