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Verb (transitive)


Verb overwhelm has 4 senses


overwhelmv. t. 
  •  To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly.  [1913 Webster]
    "The sea overwhelmed their enemies."  [1913 Webster]
    "Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me."  [1913 Webster]
    "Foul deeds will rise,
    Though all the earth o'erwhelm them.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "Gaza yet stands; but all her sons are fallen,
    All in a moment overwhelmed and fallen.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To project or impend over threateningly.  [1913 Webster]
    "His louering brows o'erwhelming his fair sight."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To cause to surround, to cover.  Papin.  [1913 Webster]
     The act of overwhelming.  [1913 Webster]


overwhelm, v.tr.
1 overpower with emotion.
2 (usu. foll. by with) overpower with an excess of business etc.
3 bring to sudden ruin or destruction; crush.
4 bury or drown beneath a huge mass, submerge utterly.



afflict, aggrieve, amaze, anguish, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, astonish, astound, awe, awestrike, baptize, be prodigal with, be strong, beat, beat down, bedaze, bedazzle, bend, bewilder, blank, board, boggle, bowl down, bowl over, break, break down, bring down, bring low, bring to tears, bring to terms, bulldoze, bury, cascade, cataract, clobber, confound, confuse, confute, conquer, contradict, controvert, cream, crush, cut up, daze, dazzle, defeat, defeat utterly, deluge, demolish, demoralize, deny, desolate, destroy, devastate, dip, discombobulate, dismiss, dispose of, disturb, douse, downgrade, draw tears, drown, drown out, drub, duck, dumbfound, dumbfounder, dunk, embitter, engulf, escalade, finish, flabbergast, flood, flood the market, floor, foray, grieve, humble, humiliate, immerge, immerse, inroad, inundate, invade, jam, knock over, lick, lower, make a raid, make an inroad, master, merge, nonplus, oppress, outroar, outshout, overbear, overbrim, overcome, overdose, overequip, overflow, overfurnish, overlavish, overmaster, overpower, overprovender, overprovide, overprovision, overrun, oversell, overstock, oversupply, overtax, overthrow, overturn, pack a punch, paralyze, parry, paste, perplex, petrify, plunge in water, pour out, pour over, prostrate, put to silence, quash, quell, raid, rebut, reduce, reduce to silence, refute, ruin, run over, scale, scale the walls, schmear, settle, shatter, shellac, shock, shout down, shut out, shut up, silence, sink, skunk, slop, slosh, smash all opposition, smear, smother, snow under, sorrow, souse, spill, spill out, spill over, squash, squelch, stagger, startle, steamroller, storm, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stun, stupefy, subdue, submerge, submerse, subordinate, subvert, suppress, surprise, swamp, sweep, take aback, take by storm, thrash, torment, trample underfoot, tread underfoot, trim, tyrannize, undermine, unman, upset, weigh down, whelm, whitewash, whomp, whop, wreck




VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.


VB be destroyed, perish, fall to the ground, tumble, topple, go to pieces, fall to pieces, break up, crumble to dust, go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, go to wreck, go to pot, go to wrack and ruin, go by the board, go all to smash, be all over, be all up, be all with, totter to its fall, destroy, do away with, make away with, nullify, annual, sacrifice, demolish, tear up, overturn, overthrow, overwhelm, upset, subvert, put an end to, seal the doom of, do in, do for, dish, undo, break up, cut up, break down, cut down, pull down, mow down, blow down, beat down, suppress, quash, put down, do a job on, cut short, take off, blot out, dispel, dissipate, dissolve, consume, smash, crash, quell, squash, squelch, crumple up, shatter, shiver, batter to pieces, tear to pieces, crush to pieces, cut to pieces, shake to pieces, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, laniate, nip, tear to rags, tear to tatters, crush to atoms, knock to atoms, ruin, strike out, throw over, knock down over, fell, sink, swamp, scuttle, wreck, shipwreck, engulf, ingulf, submerge, lay in ashes, lay in ruins, sweep away, erase, wipe out, expunge, raze, level with the dust, level with the ground, waste, atomize, vaporize, deal destruction, desolate, devastate, lay waste, ravage gut, disorganize, dismantle, devour, swallow up, sap, mine, blast, bomb, blow to smithereens, drop the big one, confound, exterminate, extinguish, quench, annihilate, snuff out, put out, stamp out, trample out, lay in the dust, trample in the dust, prostrate, tread under foot, crush under foot, trample under foot, lay the ax to the root of, make short work of, make clean sweep of, make mincemeat of, cut up root and branch, chop into pieces, cut into ribbons, fling to the winds, scatter to the winds, throw overboard, strike at the root of, sap the foundations of, spring a mine, blow up, ravage with fire and sword, cast to the dogs, eradicate.


VB excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect, stir the blood, fire the blood, warm the blood, set astir, wake, awake, awaken, call forth, evoke, provoke, raise up, summon up, call up, wake up, blow up, get up, light up, raise, get up the steam, rouse, arouse, stir, fire, kindle, enkindle, apply the torch, set on fire, inflame, stimulate, exsuscitate, inspirit, spirit up, stir up, work up, pique, infuse life into, give new life to, bring new blood, introduce new blood, quicken, sharpen, whet, work upon, hurry on, give a fillip, put on one's mettle, fan the fire, fan the flame, blow the coals, stir the embers, fan into a flame, foster, heat, warm, foment, raise to a fever heat, keep up, keep the pot boiling, revive, rekindle, rake up, rip up, stir the feelings, play on the feelings, come home to the feelings, touch a string, touch a chord, touch the soul, touch the heart, go to one's heart, penetrate, pierce, go through one, touch to the quick, possess the soul, pervade the soul, penetrate the soul, imbrue the soul, absorb the soul, affect the soul, disturb the soul, absorb, rivet the attention, sink into the mind, sink into the heart, prey on the mind, distract, intoxicate, overwhelm, overpower, bouleverser, upset, turn one's head, fascinate, enrapture, agitate, perturb, ruffle, fluster, shake, disturb, startle, shock, stagger, give one a shock, give one a turn, strike all of a heap, stun, astound, electrify, galvanize, petrify, irritate, sting, cut to the heart, cut to the quick, try one's temper, fool to the top of one's bent, pique, infuriate, madden, make one's blood boil, lash into fury, be excited, flush up, flare up, catch the infection, thrill, mantle, work oneself up, seethe, boil, simmer, foam, fume, flame, rage, rave, run mad.

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