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Definition of overpower verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    overpower

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈpaʊə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈpaʊər//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overpower
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈpaʊə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈpaʊər//
     
    he / she / it overpowers
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈpaʊəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈpaʊərz//
     
    past simple overpowered
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈpaʊəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈpaʊərd//
     
    past participle overpowered
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈpaʊəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈpaʊərd//
     
    -ing form overpowering
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈpaʊərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈpaʊərɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1overpower somebody to defeat or gain control over somebody completely by using greater strength Police finally managed to overpower the gunman. Manchester United completely overpowered their rivals to win 4–0.
  2. 2overpower somebody/something to be so strong or great that it affects or disturbs somebody/something seriously synonym overwhelm Her beauty overpowered him. The flavour of the garlic overpowered the meat.
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