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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 ?
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.
But by the seventh Sunday his hunger for her overmastered him.
He did teach physicians "to refuse to treat those who are overmastered by their diseases, realising that in such cases medicine is powerless."
(9.574d-e; In all these actions the beliefs which he held from boyhood about the honorable and the base, the opinions accounted just, will be overmastered by the opinions newly emancipated and released, which, serving as bodyguards of the ruling passion, will prevail in alliance with it--...under the tyranny of his ruling passion,...he will refrain from no atrocity of murder.) Although it is often contended that Elyot's real source was Diogenes Laertius's life of Plato, (59) the similarities between the two passages are undeniable and show that the Platonic idea of the tyrant as a man overruled by his passion did find its way into English Renaissance culture.
While listening to the cathedral bells of London celebrate the peace accord, Scott reflected: "The monstrous futility of war as a test of national greatness, the wound in the world's heart, the empty homes, those were the thoughts which in me overmastered all feelings of rejoicing" (p.
At each period of growth all the growing twigs have tried to branch out on all sides, and to overtop and kill the surrounding twigs and branches, in the same manner as species and groups of species have at all times overmastered other species in the great battle for life" (p.
Timaeus explains that it is in interminable motion that a human being may hope to maintain health in body and soul and that a body that meets the movement of the rest of world from a state of "quiescence is overmastered and perishes" (88b-d).
She advocates freedom of choice to women; she does not want to be overmastered and to be accountable to her husband.