Overwhelm

English vocabulary and translations (See all)

Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons for free.

Definition

to overwhelm: to overcome, to submerge, to have a very strong effect
verb
I'm overwhelmed with work this week: I can't keep up!.
We were all overwhelmed by your performance: you really amazed us.

overwhelming: very strong, difficult to overcome
adjective
Pronunciation examples
UK: I was overwhelmed by the ambassador's generosity.
US: I can tell that my beauty overwhelms you.
If the audio player isn't working:

Examples

  • "We were truly 'overwhelmed' by your application and resume."
  • "All that aside, this month found an overwhelming number of comments relating to our cafeteria."
  • "Über-whelmed? Overwhelmed!"

Still having difficulties with 'Overwhelm'? Want to improve your English? Try our online English lessons and receive a free level assessment.


Do you have smart way of remembering 'Overwhelm'? Share it with us!