overbear definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To break or push upon with actual force.
    • To prevail more than, as though by superior weight or force; take over.
    • becoming more important than; outweigh.
    • To bear down or carry down, as by more than body weight, energy, force, etc.; to overcome; to suppress.
    • To domineer over; to overcome by insolence.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To bear an overabundance of good fresh fruit or offspring.
    • To bear good fresh fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.
  • verb:
    • To break or hit upon with physical force.
    • To prevail over, as though by exceptional weight or power; dominate.
    • is much more important than; outweigh.
    • To keep an overabundance of fruit or offspring.
    • overcome
    • bear too-much
    • contract the stomach muscles during childbearing to help ease delivery
  • others:
    • To bear straight down; overpower; bring under; overwhelm; overcome by exceptional force: actually or figuratively.
    • To bear or impel across or along.

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