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To defeat completely or comprehensively
“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 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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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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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 defeat heavily in a contest
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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 take violent or aggressive action against
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To confront through the use of military force
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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 mental or emotional harm to
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To overload or overtax
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To cause anguish or distress to
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To put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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To supply or fill to excess
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Inflict trauma
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To cover completely with water
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Combine against
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Grows 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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