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Adjective
Beaten or overpowered, physically or mentally
“The international community refused to come to Amin's aide as his army was steadily overwhelmed by the might of the Tanzanian military.”
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Inundated with large quantities of something
“The stressed-out knowledge worker, overwhelmed with work that cannot be done in the time, facing deadlines and demanding customers, finds little merit in time flexibility.”
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Stunned or dumbfounded by something
“I was so overwhelmed by the news that I did not know which way to turn.”
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In a state of nervous excitement or anxiety
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Feeling confused mentally
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Deeply engrossed or fascinated by, or with, something
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Overcome with deep or intense sorrow
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Completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
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Full of, or replete with, something
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Mentally or emotionally demoralized
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Characterized, or marked, by much busy (or stressful) activity
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To be overcome or overwhelmed by something (typically negative)
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Having lost confidence or hope
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Having been ruined, broken or damaged, especially beyond repair
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Experiencing pleasure, satisfaction, or relief
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Experiencing or marked by overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement
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Affected or influenced by something, especially ideas
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Past tense for to bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water
“Such a flood would overwhelm the reclamation districts and cities along the Sacramento River.”
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Past tense for to defeat, conquer, or triumph over completely or comprehensively
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“In seven minutes of the second half, it began to look as if the home team, the Premiership team, would overwhelm their visitors.”
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Past tense for to domineer with superior strength or force
“Conan wanted nothing more than to overwhelm and crush his enemies and see them driven before him.”
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Past tense for to devastate or destroy something
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“Something occurred at a very deep psychological level to completely overwhelm and destroy their perception of the environment.”
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Past tense for to stun or bewilder, typically by having a strong emotional effect on
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“He would give a performance that would overwhelm the audience, awe the critics, and anger his colleagues.”
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Past tense for to overcome with mental or emotional stress
“My source knew the news would overwhelm me on so many levels that he was careful to make sure his message was clear and direct.”
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Past tense for to hold or engage the attention of
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Past tense for to supply or fill to excess
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Past tense for to be totally absorbed or engrossed by something
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Past tense for to inhabit a place in unpleasantly large numbers
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Past tense for to overload or overtax
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Past tense for to attack by force, typically to gain control of
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Past tense for to confront through the use of military force
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Past tense for to overawe someone, especially with words or facts they may not fully comprehend
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(of a feeling) Past tense for to affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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Past tense for to bombard with bombs or artillery
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Past tense for to influence, usually emotionally
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Past tense for to mentally or emotionally hurt or traumatize
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Past tense for to cause anguish or distress to
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Past tense for to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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Past tense for to surpass in size, quantity, or performance
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Past tense for to come together as a group in order to overpower someone (or something) else
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(tell on) Past tense for to impact or take its toll on
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Past tense for to forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy
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