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Adjective
Overpowering, staggering, or irresistibly strong
“She felt an overwhelming desire to have another chocolate chip cookie.”
Adjective
Very great in amount, size, intensity or degree
“Jefe informed El Guapo that there was an overwhelming number of piñatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little surprises.”
Verb
Present participle for defeat completely
“In seven minutes of the second half, it began to look as if the home team, the Premiership team, would overwhelm their visitors.”
Verb
Present participle for have a strong emotional effect on
“The danger of feminine emotion was its tendency to overwhelm women, to drown them in a flood of their own sympathy and sentiment.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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