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

 

overawe

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərˈɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɔː//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overawe
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərˈɔː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɔː//
 
he / she / it overawes
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərˈɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɔːz//
 
past simple overawed
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərˈɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌəʊvərˈɔːd//
 
past participle overawed
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərˈɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌəʊvərˈɔːd//
 
-ing form overawing
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərˈɔːɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈɔːɪŋ//
 
Fear
 
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[usually passive] overawe somebody to impress somebody so much that they feel nervous or frightened The younger players were overawed by the occasion and played badly. See related entries: Fear
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overawe