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To defeat completely
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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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Have a strong emotional effect on
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“The danger of feminine emotion was its tendency to overwhelm women, to drown them in a flood of their own sympathy and sentiment.”
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Bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water
“Not a technically challenging paddle, but the sheer volume of water is enough to overwhelm inexperienced boaters.”
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To take violent or aggressive action against
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To exceed or cross a given limit
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(of a feeling) To completely preoccupy the mind of (someone)
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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 put down or control by cruelty or force
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To demonstrate or expose to the falsehood of something
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To overwhelm with a certain quality or feeling
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Grow quicker than
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Overload, overwhelm
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To cover completely with water
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To cover completely with water
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To cover or become covered with water
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Combine against
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(tell on) To impact or take its toll on
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Tread on and crush
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Take forcible possession of
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