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What is another word for overwhelm?

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To bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water
“Such a flood would overwhelm the reclamation districts and cities along the Sacramento River.”
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To defeat, conquer, or triumph over completely or comprehensively
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“In seven minutes of the second half, it began to look as if the home team, the Premiership team, would overwhelm their visitors.”
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To domineer with superior strength or force
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“Conan wanted nothing more than to overwhelm and crush his enemies and see them driven before him.”
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To devastate or destroy something
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“Something occurred at a very deep psychological level to completely overwhelm and destroy their perception of the environment.”
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To stun or bewilder, typically by having a strong emotional effect on
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“He would give a performance that would overwhelm the audience, awe the critics, and anger his colleagues.”
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To overcome with mental or emotional stress
“My source knew the news would overwhelm me on so many levels that he was careful to make sure his message was clear and direct.”
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To hold or engage the attention of
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To be totally absorbed or engrossed by something
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To attack by force, typically to gain control of
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To forcibly put an end to
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To overwhelm or inundate with people, animals or things
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To overawe someone, especially with words or facts they may not fully comprehend
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(of a feeling) To affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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To load, or be loaded, heavily with
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To influence, usually emotionally
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To cause anguish or distress to
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To overwhelm with a certain quality or feeling
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To put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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Overload, overwhelm
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To cover completely with water
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Combine against
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Grow quicker than
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(tell on) To impact or take its toll on
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To forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy
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