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overwhelm

o·ver·whelm

overwhelm

 
pronunciation:
o vr welm
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part of speech: verb
inflections: overwhelmed, overwhelming, overwhelms
definition 1: to beat or defeat by greater force; destroy.
The troops overwhelmed the city.
synonyms:
crush, overpower
similar words:
awe, beat, conquer, defeat, destroy, master, oppress, overcome
definition 2: to load or burden with too much of something.
The TV station was overwhelmed with letters about the new program.
synonyms:
deluge, overload, swamp
similar words:
burden, load, oppress, saddle, weigh down
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