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English definition of “overwhelm”


verb [T] (FORCE)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈwelm/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
to defeat someone or something by using a lot of force : Government troops have overwhelmed the rebels and seized control of the capital .Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of overwhelm verb (FORCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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