overbear


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o·ver·bear

 (ō′vər-bâr′)
tr.v. o·ver·bore (-bôr′), o·ver·borne (-bôrn′), o·ver·bear·ing, o·ver·bears
1. To press down on or overwhelm with physical force: "She could feel their impatience like a lethal wave overbearing her hunched shoulders, poised to come crashing down" (John Trenhaile).
2. To dominate or overcome: "He was an old man now, overborne with anxiety of late, and his tears fell" (Charles Dickens).

overbear

(ˌəʊvəˈbɛə)
vb, -bears, -bearing, -bore or -borne
1. (tr) to dominate or overcome: to overbear objections.
2. (tr) to press or bear down with weight or physical force
3. (Biology) to produce or bear (fruit, progeny, etc) excessively

o•ver•bear

(ˌoʊ vərˈbɛər)

v. -bore, -borne, -bear•ing. v.t.
1. to overwhelm by weight or force.
2. to prevail over; overrule.
3. to dominate.
v.i.
4. to produce fruit or progeny so abundantly as to impair the health.
[1525–35]
o`ver•bear′er, n.

overbear


Past participle: overborne
Gerund: overbearing

Imperative
overbear
overbear
Present
I overbear
you overbear
he/she/it overbears
we overbear
you overbear
they overbear
Preterite
I overbore
you overbore
he/she/it overbore
we overbore
you overbore
they overbore
Present Continuous
I am overbearing
you are overbearing
he/she/it is overbearing
we are overbearing
you are overbearing
they are overbearing
Present Perfect
I have overborne
you have overborne
he/she/it has overborne
we have overborne
you have overborne
they have overborne
Past Continuous
I was overbearing
you were overbearing
he/she/it was overbearing
we were overbearing
you were overbearing
they were overbearing
Past Perfect
I had overborne
you had overborne
he/she/it had overborne
we had overborne
you had overborne
they had overborne
Future
I will overbear
you will overbear
he/she/it will overbear
we will overbear
you will overbear
they will overbear
Future Perfect
I will have overborne
you will have overborne
he/she/it will have overborne
we will have overborne
you will have overborne
they will have overborne
Future Continuous
I will be overbearing
you will be overbearing
he/she/it will be overbearing
we will be overbearing
you will be overbearing
they will be overbearing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overbearing
you have been overbearing
he/she/it has been overbearing
we have been overbearing
you have been overbearing
they have been overbearing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overbearing
you will have been overbearing
he/she/it will have been overbearing
we will have been overbearing
you will have been overbearing
they will have been overbearing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overbearing
you had been overbearing
he/she/it had been overbearing
we had been overbearing
you had been overbearing
they had been overbearing
Conditional
I would overbear
you would overbear
he/she/it would overbear
we would overbear
you would overbear
they would overbear
Past Conditional
I would have overborne
you would have overborne
he/she/it would have overborne
we would have overborne
you would have overborne
they would have overborne
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overbear - overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"
dominate - be in control; "Her husband completely dominates her"
2.overbear - bear too much
bear, turn out - bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers"
3.overbear - contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease deliveryoverbear - contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
constrict, compress, contract, compact, press, squeeze - squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
References in classic literature ?
But that I trust I shall find the means of saving Rowena, and thee, Athelstane, and thee, also, my poor Wamba, thou shouldst not overbear me in this matter.''
The village of Kohi Goth located between Manzil Pump and Saleh Mohammad Goth, has an overbear status in sense of education in government schools.
If the Government obtains a confession by means that overbear the will of the accused, the resulting confession will be excludable on the grounds of a denial of due process of law.