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Meaning of OVERPOWER

Pronunciation:  `owvu'paûur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  overcome by superior force
  2. [v]  overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

OVERPOWER is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: overcome, overmaster, overtake, overwhelm, overwhelm, sweep over, whelm
 See Also: arouse, beat, beat out, benight, clutch, crush, devastate, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, get hold of, kill, kindle, knock out, lock, provoke, raise, seize, shell, stagger, steamroll, steamroller, trounce, vanquish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \O`ver*pow"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overpowered}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Overpowering}.]
    To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to vanquish;
    to subdue; as, the light overpowers the eyes. ``And
    overpower'd that gallant few.'' --Wordsworth.
    Syn: To overbear; overcome; vanquish; defeat; crush;
         overwhelm; overthrow; rout; conquer; subdue.
  2. \O"ver*pow`er\, n.
    A dominating power. --Bacon.
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