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overpower

verb [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.
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