overwhelm

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˌəʊvəˈʍɛlm/ or /ˌəʊvəˈwɛlm/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˌoʊvɚˈʍɛlm/ or /ˌoʊvɚˈwɛlm/

VerbEdit

Plain form
overwhelm

Third-person singular
overwhelms

Past tense
overwhelmed

Past participle
overwhelmed

Present participle
overwhelming

  1. If you are overwhelmed by a feeling, you feel it very strongly, and you cannot deal with it.
  2. If a problem overwhelms you, it's too difficult for you to solve or deal with.
  3. If one army overwhelms another, they completely defeat them.
    The team was able to overwhelm their opponents and win first place