HyperDic: overwhelm

English > 4 senses of the word overwhelm:
VERBemotionoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeovercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
communicationoverwhelm, deluge, flood outcharge someone with too many tasks
contactoverwhelm, submerge, drowncover completely or make imperceptible
competitionoverwhelm, overpower, overmasterovercome by superior force
overwhelm > pronunciation
Soundsow.verhhweh'lm; ow.verweh'lm
RhymesAnselm ... realm: 5 rhymes with ehlm...
English > overwhelm: 4 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsoverpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake
Narrowerbenightovertake with darkness or night
devastateoverwhelm or overpower
killoverwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
knock outoverwhelm with admiration
lockhold fast (in a certain state)
seize, clutch, get hold ofaffect
staggerastound or overwhelm, as with shock
Broaderarouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provokeCall forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
Spanishabrumar, agobiar, apabullar, desbordar
Catalanaclaparar, desbordar, superar
English > overwhelm: 4 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningCharge someone with too many tasks.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
Synonymsdeluge, flood out
Broadercharge, saddle, burdenimpose a task upon, assign a responsibility to
Spanishabrumar, agobiar
Catalanagobiar
English > overwhelm: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCover completely or make imperceptible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymssubmerge, drown
Broadercover, spread overform a cover over
Spanishsumergir
English > overwhelm: 4 senses > verb 4, competition
MeaningOvercome by superior force.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to overwhelm his opponent
Synonymsoverpower, overmaster
Narrowersteamroller, steamrolloverwhelm by using great force
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishabrumar, dominar, vencer

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