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o·ver·mas·ter

 (ō′vər-măs′tər)
tr.v. o·ver·mas·tered, o·ver·mas·ter·ing, o·ver·mas·ters
To overpower by superior force; overcome.

overmaster

(ˌəʊvəˈmɑːstə)
vb
(tr) to overpower

o•ver•mas•ter

(ˌoʊ vərˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər)

v.t.
to gain mastery over; dominate; overpower.
[1300–50]

overmaster


Past participle: overmastered
Gerund: overmastering

Imperative
overmaster
overmaster
Present
I overmaster
you overmaster
he/she/it overmasters
we overmaster
you overmaster
they overmaster
Preterite
I overmastered
you overmastered
he/she/it overmastered
we overmastered
you overmastered
they overmastered
Present Continuous
I am overmastering
you are overmastering
he/she/it is overmastering
we are overmastering
you are overmastering
they are overmastering
Present Perfect
I have overmastered
you have overmastered
he/she/it has overmastered
we have overmastered
you have overmastered
they have overmastered
Past Continuous
I was overmastering
you were overmastering
he/she/it was overmastering
we were overmastering
you were overmastering
they were overmastering
Past Perfect
I had overmastered
you had overmastered
he/she/it had overmastered
we had overmastered
you had overmastered
they had overmastered
Future
I will overmaster
you will overmaster
he/she/it will overmaster
we will overmaster
you will overmaster
they will overmaster
Future Perfect
I will have overmastered
you will have overmastered
he/she/it will have overmastered
we will have overmastered
you will have overmastered
they will have overmastered
Future Continuous
I will be overmastering
you will be overmastering
he/she/it will be overmastering
we will be overmastering
you will be overmastering
they will be overmastering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overmastering
you have been overmastering
he/she/it has been overmastering
we have been overmastering
you have been overmastering
they have been overmastering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overmastering
you will have been overmastering
he/she/it will have been overmastering
we will have been overmastering
you will have been overmastering
they will have been overmastering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overmastering
you had been overmastering
he/she/it had been overmastering
we had been overmastering
you had been overmastering
they had been overmastering
Conditional
I would overmaster
you would overmaster
he/she/it would overmaster
we would overmaster
you would overmaster
they would overmaster
Past Conditional
I would have overmastered
you would have overmastered
he/she/it would have overmastered
we would have overmastered
you would have overmastered
they would have overmastered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overmaster - overcome by superior force
beat, beat out, vanquish, trounce, crush, shell - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"
steamroll, steamroller - overwhelm by using great force; "steamroller the opposition"
References in classic literature ?
I had been weary before, but now I was sick and bruised, and partly drunken with the brandy; I kept stumbling as I ran, I had a stitch that came near to overmaster me; and when at last Alan paused under a great rock that stood there among a number of others, it was none too soon for David Balfour.
And when her answering look of happiness came to him--a sudden dimness in her straight gray eyes--he was overmastered by the knowledge that he must say something or burst.
By these words of his the travellers were able to satisfy themselves of Don Quixote's being out of his senses and of the form of madness that overmastered him, at which they felt the same astonishment that all felt on first becoming acquainted with it; and Vivaldo, who was a person of great shrewdness and of a lively temperament, in order to beguile the short journey which they said was required to reach the mountain, the scene of the burial, sought to give him an opportunity of going on with his absurdities.
He stayed with her till sleep had overmastered her wearied body.
I am obeying a passion, an impulse perhaps, because I have but one aim, one that overmasters all else.
The ruin of oligarchy is the ruin of democracy; the same disease magnified and intensified by liberty overmasters democracy-- the truth being that the excessive increase of anything often causes a reaction in the opposite direction; and this is the case not only in the seasons and in vegetable and animal life, but above all in forms of government.
But by the seventh Sunday his hunger for her overmastered him.
The quest further involves resorting to learned individuals for means to overmaster a female figure of power associated with the citadel and thought to be unapproachable, and wresting from her a boon of universal value--the secret of life.
The obvious danger with a light but hoppy ale is that the hops will overmaster the malt, but it doesn't happen here.
Though they could not defeat vigilante passions, their courage during the confrontation and their willingness to publicly shame the killers afterward suggests that their dedication to law was a lodestar which could even overmaster their ineradicably retrograde racial attitudes.
To overmaster the burdens of being aboriginal Hawaiian, the deHawaiianization process required as a first step "to pray to Jehovah God for forgiveness" (p.
Firstly, Hoffmann pushes to extremes the "collocation of violence and pleasure" which marks the sublime (Otto 1102), and the troubling way it brings together self-realization and dissolution, threatening "to dissolve and dissipate the human in a technology that has the potential to overmaster all sense of being" (Ashfield and de Bolla 2).