overwhelm

All Verb
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  • We tried to go through all of it, we were overwhelmed with information.
  • We were completely overwhelmed, and she knew that there were so many others.
  • With your support we shall overwhelm them -- with your support we shall bear them down. Cited from Liberalism and the Social Problem, by Winston Spencer Churchill
  • If it broke before the boat could reach the beach it would overwhelm her. Cited from James Braithwaite, the Supercargo, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • In the field of his labor he found enough of work to overwhelm his spirit. Cited from The Biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne, by Andrew A. Bonar
  • Irish troops made a stand in the market square, but they were quickly overwhelmed.
  • He once again overwhelms them, and hands them over to the authorities.
  • Its branches spread all over Ireland, until the sea rose and overwhelmed it.
  • They can overwhelm others with their energy and desire to order the world according to their own vision.
  • We can overwhelm you with proof if we take the matter before the courts. Cited from Making His Way: Frank Courtney's Struggle Upward, by Horatio Alger, Jr
  • When you return home, stand firm if your friends overwhelm you with questions and sympathy. Cited from The Dangerous Age, by Karin Michaelis
  • The combined resources of the market can easily overwhelm any central bank.
  • All was dark within as without, and the silence was something to overwhelm the heart. Cited from The Millionaire Baby, by Anna Katharine Green
  • Yet if he does, then he will not overwhelm us. Cited from Selections from the Writings of Lord Dunsay, by Lord Dunsany
  • If overwhelmed, he will beat a retreat back to his starting point.
  • One of them was overwhelmed by beauty of that place and decided to live there Since then.
  • Many who did make an appearance later disappeared as political isolation overwhelmed them.
  • Throughout this case we have been overwhelmed with support from people in all walks of life.
  • Inspired by his example, his squad went on to overwhelm the enemy troops.
  • These characteristics of the media in particular further overwhelm one's individual ideas.
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Meaning of overwhelm

  • verb Overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
  • verb Charge someone with too many tasks