HyperDic: whelm

English > 1 sense of the word whelm:
VERBemotionwhelm, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, overcome, overtakeovercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
English > whelm: 1 sense > verb 1, emotion
MeaningOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, 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

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