overpower overpower  /ˌoʊ vər ˈpaʊ ər/


  1. (v) overcome by superior force
  2. (v) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli


  1. As clothes became less flashy--as Versace gave way to Prada--designers turned to models who were less glamorous, so they wouldn't overpower the clothing.
  2. If you have one guy running the country yet you have millions of people in that country, they already overpower him.
  3. For the smartest of these kids, those who quickly overpower schoolwork that flummoxes peers, skipping a grade isn't about showing off.


  1. Bangkok: the world’s most-touristed city?

    Bangkok’s allure — a swirl of intoxicating cuisine, cheap shopping, glittering temples and raucous nightlife —is potent enough to overpower its drawbacks.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: GlobalPost

  2. Group of suspected illegal immigrants overpower captor

    HOUSTON -- At least seven suspected illegal immigrants, including children, escaped from a northeast Houston home on Tuesday. A neighbor called police after seeing several people run from the house on Hoffman near Calvacade. They said a man with a gun held them against their will. They apparently overpowered him and ran for help, according to police. One man has been arrested for aggravated ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KHOU 11 Houston

  3. Flashes of brilliance

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Its perfectly OK, for now at least, that Tyler Glasnow is a bit unpredictable, that he may overpower hitters on occasion and then struggle to find the plate. Hes a 19-year-old Power right-hander, a raw talent who touched 97 mph on the ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Charleston Gazette


  1. "Yeah, I suppose it'sa course I just enjoy," Donald said. "You don't have to overpower it, you don't have to be ultra-long to be successful. It's more about placing it. I have good thoughts and good feelings about this place when I play here,...
    on Apr 27, 2007 By: Luke Donald Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "He's using his sinker and not trying to overpower guys as much," Youkilis said. "He's using his curveball and throwing that for strikes, using his change-up and throwing that for strikes. His off-speed stuff is the key to his success. A lot...
    on May 8, 2007 By: Kevin Youkilis Source: USA Today

  3. "I tried to give him something to take, and I gave him a little of my glove," Brodeur said. "He took it. He has a hard shot and I thought he would try to overpower me, and that's what he did. He made a good try. I got a little piece of it,...
    on Oct 11, 2008 By: Martin Brodeur Source: International Herald Tribune

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