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overwhelm


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Overwhelm  \O`ver*whelm"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Overwhelmed};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Overwhelming}.] 
  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. 
 
  The  sea  overwhelmed  their  enemies.  --Ps.  lxxviii. 
  53. 
 
  Fearfulness  and  trembling  are  come  upon  me  and 
  horror  hath  overwhelmed  me  --Ps.  lv  5. 
 
  Foul  deeds  will  rise,  Though  all  the  earth  o'erwhelm 
  them  --Shak. 
 
  Gaza  yet  stands;  but  all  her  sons  are  fallen,  All  in 
  a  moment  overwhelmed  and  fallen.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  project  or  impend  over  threateningly. 
 
  His  louering  brows  o'erwhelming  his  fair  sight. 
  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  cause  to  surround,  to  cover.  --Papin. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Overwhelm  \O"ver*whelm`\,  n. 
  The  act  of  overwhelming.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  overwhelm 
  v  1:  overcome,  as  with  emotions  or  perceptual  stimuli  [syn:  {overpower}, 
  {sweep  over},  {whelm},  {overcome},  {overtake}] 
  2:  charge  someone  with  too  many  tasks  [syn:  {deluge},  {flood 
  out}] 
  3:  cover  completely  or  make  imperceptible;  "I  was  drowned  in 
  work";  "The  noise  drowned  out  her  speech"  [syn:  {submerge}, 
  {drown}] 
  4:  overcome  by  superior  force  [syn:  {overpower},  {overmaster}] 




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