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Definition of overpower verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overpower
    he / she / it overpowers
    past simple overpowered
    -ing form overpowering
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  1. 1overpower somebody to defeat or gain control over someone completely by using greater strength Police finally managed to overpower the gunman. They completely overpowered their rivals to win 4–0.
  2. 2overpower somebody/something to be so strong or great that it affects or disturbs someone or something seriously synonym overwhelm Her beauty overpowered him. The flavor of the garlic overpowered the meat.
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