overwhelm overwhelm  /ˌoʊ vər ˈwɛlm/


  1. (v) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
  2. (v) charge someone with too many tasks
  3. (v) cover completely or make imperceptible
  4. (v) overcome by superior force


  • And the show never let politics overwhelm its heart; it used one of the oldest setups in sitcomville (the locked-in-the-storeroom) to have Archie and Meathead bond over the story .


  1. Category-by-category preview of Stanley Cup

    The Bruins’ strength is the ability to overwhelm the opponent in the neutral zone, turn the puck over and attack with numbers. The one game the Kings won in their series against the Hawks was predicated on their control of the neutral zone. You can do the math.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  2. Innovative Metal Business Cards Give Competitive Edge

    FULLERTON, Calif., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In an age where digital messages overwhelm consumers, unemployment is at an all-time high, and businesses are working harder than ever to grab market share, ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Former Open champ McDowell: wet Merion still plenty tough

    Graeme McDowell keeps hearing the predictions that golfers are going to overwhelm the soft course at Merion with low scores. He’s just not buying any of it.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Philly.com


  1. "When only one out of every hundred shipments coming into this country is inspected, when we have some ports where the volume of imports overwhelm the one or two inspectors on the job, then, frankly, we're not keeping faith with the American...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Dick Durbin Source: Washington Post

  2. "We had chances. We didn't score a goal and that was the key. Let's hope it doesn't happen again since that would be odd," Torres said. "The most important thing is not to allow anxiety to overwhelm us if minutes pass and we are not able to...
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Fernando Torres Source: The Canadian Press

  3. "They understand that sensational images are the best way to overwhelm the quiet progress on the ground," Bush said.
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

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