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overawe

verb [T usually passive] uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈrɔː/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚˈɑː/
to cause someone to feel a mixture of respect and fear: Some of the players were totally overawed by playing their first game at the national stadium.
Translations of “overawe”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使膽怯, 使畏懼, 嚇住…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使胆怯, 使畏惧, 吓住…
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