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English definition of “overwhelm”


verb [T usually passive] (EMOTION)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈwelm/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
C1 to cause someone to feel sudden strong emotion : They were overwhelmed with/by grief when their baby died . I was quite overwhelmed by all the flowers and letters of support I received .Inspiring feelings in others
(Definition of overwhelm verb (EMOTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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