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Another word for overwhelm

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Verb
  1. To flow over completely

    See also:

    full

  2. To render totally ineffective by decisive defeat

      1. To apply by spreading or daubing:
      2. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
      3. To apply (a ) to, so as to leave a coating, mark, etc.
      1. (Informal, US) To inflict a heavy defeat; to drub; to batter. Used primarily in sports and political contexts.
      2. To apply shellac to; cover or varnish with shellac
      3. To coat or finish with shellac.
      1. To add cream to.
      2. To separate as cream
      3. To cook with cream or a cream sauce
      1. To strike with great force
      2. To beat or hit repeatedly; maul
      3. To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
      1. To move along in a rapid, reckless, awkward way
      2. To strike with a hard blow:
      3. To move in a heavy or clumsy manner.
      1. To kill indiscriminately and mercilessly and in large numbers
      2. To kill indiscriminately and wantonly; slaughter.
      3. (Informal) To botch; bungle:
      1. To conquer or defeat in battle; force into submission
      2. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
      3. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
      1. To defeat decisively:
      2. To criticize severely:
      3. To beat; thrash; flog
      1. To move wildly or violently:
      2. To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
      3. To swing or strike in a manner suggesting the action of a flail:
      1. To move or proceed with overwhelming or crushing force.
      2. To move with overwhelming force, or use steamroller tactics
      3. To overwhelm or suppress ruthlessly; crush.
      1. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
      2. To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision:
      3. To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
      1. To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
      2. To dominate because of superior or excessive strength; overwhelm
      3. To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
      1. To beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash
      2. To thrash with a stick.
      3. To defeat soundly in a fight, contest, etc.
      1. To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure:
      2. To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
      3. To crumple or rumple:
      1. To destroy completely:
      2. To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
      3. To conquer decisively; crush
    See also:

    win

  3. To affect deeply or completely, as with emotion

    See also:

    affect

  4. To impair severely something such as the spirit, health, or effectiveness of

    See also:

    help

  5. To affect as if by an outpouring of water

    See also:

    full

Another word for overwhelm

Verb
  1. To defeat

      1. To put to death; kill:
      2. To break up or spoil completely; ruin
      3. To bring about destruction
      1. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
      2. To be victorious; win.
      3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
      1. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
      2. To throw or turn over; upset
      3. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
      1. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
      2. To be victorious; win
      3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
  2. To drown

      1. To pass without being put to use:
      2. (Now Rare) To pass or be spent
      3. To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
      1. To overwhelm with a rush or great amount of anything
      2. To cover or engulf with a flood; deluge
      3. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
      1. To sink or plunge beneath the surface of water, etc.
      2. To place under or cover with water or the like; plunge into water, inundate, etc.
      3. To go under or as if under water.
  3. To astonish

      1. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
      2. To mix up or lump together indiscriminately; confuse
      3. To make (something bad) worse:
      1. To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
      2. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
      3. To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
      1. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
      2. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
      3. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study: