Definitions and translations for "overwhelm"

Definition of overwhelm

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1. To engulf, surge over and submerge.
The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
2. To overpower, crush.
In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.
3. To overpower emotionally.
He was overwhelmed with guilt.
Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.
4. To cause to surround, to cover.
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English - English - overwhelm

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v. overpower, defeat; master; crush; stagger; stun, daze; flood, engulf

English - Spanish - overwhelm

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v. abrumar, agobiar, anonadar, apabullar, aplastar, doblegar; ser apabullante

English - French - overwhelm

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v. écraser, accabler; déborder; déconcerter; ensevelir

English - German - overwhelm

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v. überwältigen; überrennen; zerquetschen; begeistern; verwundern; überfluten

English - Indonesian - overwhelm

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v. menindas, membingungkan, membanjiri, meliputi, melandakan, memberati, melimpahkan

English - Italian - overwhelm

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v. sopraffare, schiacciare, vincere; distruggere, annientare; sommergere, seppellire, inghiottire; travolgere; coprire, colmare

English - Polish - overwhelm

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v. zasypać, zagrzebać, przygniatać {przen.}, osypać darami, zawstydzić, zmiażdżyć, przepełnić serce, zasypywać, zagrzebywać, zawstydzać

English - Portuguese - overwhelm

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v. decidir, sobrepujar; subjugar; devastar; impressionar; estupefazer; inundar, encher

English - Romanian - overwhelm

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v. copleşi, nimici, distruge, copleşi nimereşte

English - Russian - overwhelm

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г. подавлять, разбивать, сокрушать, губить, разорять; овладевать, переполнять; обуревать, потрясать, ошеломлять, поражать, заливать

English - Turkish - overwhelm

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f. alt etmek, ezmek, boğmak, mahçup etmek, kahretmek, kaplamak

English - Ukrainian - overwhelm

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v. заливати, поглинати, затоплювати, завалювати чимсь, захаращувати, подолати, придушити, розбити, розтрощити, оволодівати, сповнювати, охоплювати, приголомшувати, вражати, занапащати, розоряти, закидати запитаннями, обважувати, переповнювати

English - Dutch - overwhelm

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ww. overstelpen, overweldigen, verpletteren, bedelven, overstromen

English - Greek - overwhelm

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ρήμ. καταβάλλω, κατασκλαβώνω, καταπιέζω, κατακλύζω

English - Arabic - overwhelm

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‏قهر، أربك، سحق، غمر، غلب، إبتلع‏

English - Chinese - overwhelm

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(动) 战胜; 压倒; 征服; 覆盖

English - Chinese - overwhelm

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(動) 戰勝; 壓倒; 征服; 覆蓋

English - Japanese - overwhelm

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(動) 圧倒する; 打ち勝つ; 打ちのめす; 覆う

English - Korean - overwhelm

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동. 압도하다, 이기다; 맥을 못추게 하다, 당황하게 하다; 매몰시키다, 가라 앉히다

English - Vietnamese - overwhelm

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v. chôn, lấp, tràn, ngập, lụt, áp đảo, làm túi bụi, làm quá nhiều, áy náy
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Synonyms for overwhelm
1. drown: overflow, bury, submerge, deluge, cover, waste, inundate
2. defeat: rout, crush, overthrow, knock over, prostrate, overcome
3. puzzle: bewilder, confound, confuse, surprise
Verb forms for overwhelm
Present participle: overwhelming
Present: overwhelm (3.person: overwhelms)
Past: overwhelmed
Future: will overwhelm
Present conditional: would overwhelm
Present Perfect: have overwhelmed (3.person: has overwhelmed)
Past Perfect: had overwhelmed
Future Perfect: will have overwhelmed
Past conditional: would have overwhelmed