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Definitions of overwhelm

  1. charge someone with too many tasks Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. overcome by superior force Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To project or impend over threateningly. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To cause to surround, to cover. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act of overwhelming. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To flow over completely; swallow up, as by a flood; to crush utterly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Overwhelming. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Overwhelmingly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To overspread and crush by something heavy or strong: to immerse and bear down: to overcome. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To overspread and bear down; fall upon and crush; subdue. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. To whelm or submerge completely. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To overcome with effusiveness or profusion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To overspread or crush; to immerse and bear down. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. To crush with something that covers or embraces the whole; to submerge or immerse; to overpower or subdue. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. [=o]-v[.e]r-hwelm', v.t. to overspread and crush by something heavy or strong: to flow over and bear down: to overcome.--p.adj. OVERWHEL'MING, crushing with weight, &c.: irresistible.--adv. OVERWHEL'MINGLY. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
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