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Overview of verb overbear

The verb overbear has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. overbear

(overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments")

2. overbear

(bear too much)

3. bear down, overbear

(contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery)

Overview of adj overbearing

The adj overbearing has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) authoritarian, dictatorial, overbearing

(expecting unquestioning obedience; "the timid child of authoritarian parents"; "insufferably overbearing behavior toward the waiter")

2. disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering

(having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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