Definition and Meanings for overwhelm
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Part of Speech of overwhelm
transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
Etymology of overwhelm
Meaning of overwhelm
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly.
- to project or impend over threateningly.
- to cause to surround, to cover.
- the act of overwhelming.