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Overview of verb overwhelm

The verb overwhelm has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

(overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli)

2. (1) overwhelm, deluge, flood out

(charge someone with too many tasks)

3. submerge, drown, overwhelm

(cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech")

4. overpower, overmaster, overwhelm

(overcome by superior force) © 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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