overwhelm

01. When she found out she had won the award, she was [overwhelmed] with joy.
02. The young mother was [overwhelmed] with love when she first held her newborn baby.
03. The small loan project has been [overwhelmingly] successful in helping people who were refused loans at all the major banks to set up their own businesses.
04. The Allied forces were [overwhelmed] by the enemy attack, and had to retreat 3 miles behind their original position.
05. After putting out a request for applications, the company was [overwhelmed] by more than 200 applicants for 3 positions.
06. When we heard that you were coming, we were simply [overwhelmed].
07. Medical students generally have an [overwhelming] amount of homework to do.
08. Bertrand Russell once said, "Three passions, simple but [overwhelmingly] strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind."
09. I was [overwhelmed] by all the homework I had for the long weekend.
10. The government was elected with an [overwhelming] majority.
11. In Thailand and India, couples [overwhelmingly] responded in a survey that if they could choose the gender of their unborn child, they would prefer a boy.
12. So that I don't [overwhelm] you with too much work, we will only have one exam this week.
13. Craig Kielburger once remarked, "For each time that I have felt [overwhelmed] by all of the suffering and hatred in the world, I can also remember a time when I felt hope."
14. Hong Kong's traffic jams, skyscrapers, pollution, and crowded apartment buildings can be somewhat [overwhelming] to the visitor.
15. In October 1991, the government of Turkmenistan held a vote on self-rule, which was [overwhelmingly] approved by the population.
16. The population of Djibouti is [overwhelmingly] Muslim, and Arabic and French are the two official languages.
17. In 1994, the country of Jordan, [overwhelmed] by a flood of refugees, closed its border to arrivals from Kuwait and Iraq.
18. After the earthquake, the survivors were [overwhelmed] with offers of aid.

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  • overwhelm — [v1] flood, beat physically bury, conquer, crush, defeat, deluge, destroy, drown, drub*, engulf, inundate, massacre, overcome, overflow, overpower, overrun, overthrow, rout, smother, submerge, swamp, thrash, total*, whip*, win*; concepts 86,95… …   New thesaurus

  • Overwhelm — O ver*whelm , n. The act of overwhelming. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overwhelm — O ver*whelm , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overwhelmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overwhelming}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overwhelm — I verb astonish, beat, besiege, bewilder, bury, confound, confuse, conquer, daze, defeat, deluge, demergere, destroy, discomfit, immerse, impress, inundate, master, obruere, opprimere, overcome, overpower, overrun, overthrow, quash, quell, shock …   Law dictionary

  • overwhelm — (v.) early 14c., to turn upside down, to overthrow, from OVER (Cf. over) + M.E. whelmen to turn upside down (see WHELM (Cf. whelm)). Meaning to submerge completely is mid 15c. Perhaps the connecting notion is a boat, etc., washed over, and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • overwhelm — ► VERB 1) submerge beneath a huge mass. 2) defeat completely; overpower. 3) have a strong emotional effect on. DERIVATIVES overwhelming adjective. ORIGIN from archaic whelm engulf or submerge , from Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • overwhelm — [ō΄vər hwelm′, ō΄vərwelm′] vt. [ME oferwhelmen: see OVER & WHELM] 1. to pour down upon and cover over or bury beneath 2. to make helpless, as with greater force or deep emotion; overcome; crush; overpower 3. Obs. to overthrow or overturn… …   English World dictionary

  • overwhelm — verb ADVERB ▪ absolutely, completely, totally ▪ quite, rather ▪ almost, nearly ▪ suddenly …   Collocations dictionary

  • overwhelm — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)(h)we̱lm[/t]] overwhelms, overwhelming, overwhelmed 1) VERB If you are overwhelmed by a feeling or event, it affects you very strongly, and you do not know how to deal with it. [be V ed] He was overwhelmed by a longing for times past …   English dictionary

  • overwhelm */ — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈwelm] / US [ˌoʊvərˈwelm] / US [ˌoʊvərˈhwelm] verb [transitive] Word forms overwhelm : present tense I/you/we/they overwhelm he/she/it overwhelms present participle overwhelming past tense overwhelmed past participle overwhelmed 1) a) …   English dictionary

  • overwhelm — /oh veuhr hwelm , welm /, v.t. 1. to overcome completely in mind or feeling: overwhelmed by remorse. 2. to overpower or overcome, esp. with superior forces; destroy; crush: Roman troops were overwhelmed by barbarians. 3. to cover or bury beneath… …   Universalium

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