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overbear

o·ver·bear

overbear

 
 
pronunciation:
o vr beIr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: overbearing, overbears, overbore, overborne
definition 1: to bring down, press upon, or crush using force or weight.
definition 2: to dominate or overwhelm; prevail over.
The strong-willed grandmother overbore the entire household.
similar words:
overwhelm
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: of plants, animals, or humans, to produce too much fruit or too many offspring for one's own good.