Part of speech:
To subdue or defeat completely; crush:
Incapable of being expressed; indescribable or unutterable:
To cover up so as to conceal
To crush is defined as to press hard enough to injure, break into small pieces or beat down emotionally.
To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp:
To go under or as if under water.
To exercise one's mind, as over the solution of a problem
To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively.
To receive as a prize or reward for performance:
To rise, flow, or gush out in or as in a flood
To descend to the bottom of a body of water or other liquid:
Surprise is defined as to cause someone to feel amazed at something unexpected, do or say something unintentional.
Capable of, guilty of, or intending murder:
The definition of overwhelming is something that is overpowering, great in amount or strength.
A whirling mass of water forming a vacuum at its center, into which anything caught in the motion is drawn; whirlpool
The definition of amaze means to shock or surprise someone.
(--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
To break beyond recovery or repair so that the only options are abandonment or the clearing away of useless remains (if any) and starting over.
To cause to disappear; get rid of
To write or transcribe in a large, clear hand.
To swallow up or overwhelm by or as if by overflowing and enclosing:
To cover or engulf with a flood; deluge
To kill indiscriminately and wantonly; slaughter.
To spread or cover over; flood.
To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
To cause to turn over; upset or flip over:
(Archaic) To dig up with the snout.
To cover (a fire), excluding air from it and causing it to smolder or die down
To sink (a boat) by filling with water
To defeat or conquer in battle; subjugate.
To strike or affect in a manner similar to whipping or lashing:
To fail to make a good impression or have a significant impact on
To beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash
(--- Sports) To hit (a ball, puck, or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke.
To smooth or level (a road) with a steamroller.
To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
To defeat thoroughly.
To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
To cook with cream or a cream sauce
To coat or finish with shellac.
To spread easily in an undesired way:
Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
To force one's way out of; escape from:
To bring or reduce to ruin
To increase the density and usually the thickness of (cloth) by shrinking and beating or pressing.
To make a show of; to put on a pretence of; to feign; to assume. To make a false display of. [from 16th c.]
(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
charge someone with too many tasks
To overcome; conquer; subdue
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
To catch up with and, often, go beyond
To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
A large or increasing amount:
The definition of oppress is to keep something down using cruel or unjust power.
To start up from cover
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