overwhelm definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To surge over and submerge; engulf: waves intimidating the rugged shoreline.
    • To beat completely and decisively: Our team overwhelmed the visitors by 40 points.
    • To influence profoundly in your mind or emotion: Despair overwhelmed me.
    • presenting with an excessive amount: They overwhelmed united states with costly presents.
    • to show more than; annoyed: The small craft ended up being overrun because of the huge waves.
    • To cover over entirely, as by a fantastic wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; ergo, figuratively, to submerge and keep down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly.
    • To project or impend over threateningly.
    • resulting in to encircle, to cover.
  • verb:
    • To engulf, surge-over and submerge
    • To overpower, crush
    • To overcome emotionally
    • conquer, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    • overcome by superior power
    • cover completely or make imperceptible
    • cost somebody with too many jobs
  • noun:
    • The work of overwhelming.
    • The work of daunting; an overpowering degree.
  • others:
    • To overturn and cover; overcome; take up; submerge; overpower: crush: virtually or figuratively.
    • to show up; stir-up; toss.
    • To overhang or forget.
    • To turn over so as to cover; place over.
    • Synonyms Overpower, Overthrow, etc. (see defeat), overbear.

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