Definition Overwhelm

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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.

Examples

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

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