Meaning of “overpower” in the English Dictionary

"overpower" in British English

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overpowerverb [ T ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈpaʊər/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈpaʊ.ɚ/

to defeat someone by having greater strength or power:

The gunman was finally overpowered by three security guards.

If a smell or feeling overpowers you, it is so strong that it makes you feel weak or ill:

The heat/smell of gas overpowered me as I went into the house.

(Definition of “overpower” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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overpowerverb [ T ]

us /ˌoʊ·vərˈpɑʊ·ər, -ˈpɑʊər/

to defeat someone by having greater strength or power:

The team’s forward is strong enough to overpower smaller defenders and quick enough to drive past bigger ones.
overpowering
adjective us /ˌoʊ·vərˈpɑʊ·ər·ɪŋ, -ˈpɑʊər·ɪŋ/

His overpowering laugh made him immediately identifiable, even in a crowded room.

(Definition of “overpower” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)