to impress someone so much that they feel nervous or frightened The younger players were overawed by the occasion and played badly.verbjump to other results
NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɔ//[usually passive] overawe somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overawe
he / she / it overawes
past simple overawed
-ing form overawing
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adjective He's mature for his age and he's not overawed.