overriding : Definition, Usages, News and More

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oh ver rahy ding

  • v  rule against
  • v  prevail over
  • v  counteract the normal operation of (an automatic gear shift in a vehicle)
  • v  ride (a horse) too hard
  • s  having superior power and influence

  • ANNOUNCER 1: "The economy is emerging as the overriding issue in the 2008 presidential race and Mitt Romney's message is stronger.
  • Perhaps race is just incidental, and gender or class is the overriding factor.
  • The overriding challenge for the next government is nothing less than to reset the nation.
News & Articles


  • Pat Robertson in New York Times
    Yesterday, Robertson said that America's Mayor had won him over because "to me, the overriding issue before the American people is the defense of our population from the bloodlust of Islamic terrorists."
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in 940 News
    On the same question, Clinton said: "I'm going to do everything I possibly can to make sure that one of us takes the oath of office next January. I think that has to be the overriding goal."
  • Barack Obama in Washington Post
    Are there people out there who don't like me because of race? I'm sure there are. That's not the overriding issue here,Obama told CNN as he weighed in on a controversy that has simmered since the former president injected charges of racism...

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