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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 ?
Nor shall I recount further incidents of the life that is now to end--a life of wandering, always and everywhere haunted by an overmastering sense of crime in punishment of wrong and of terror in punishment of crime.
He might perhaps have purchased his social peace by abandoning his investigations; but he apparently preferred the latter, as most men would who have once fallen under the overmastering spell of research.
It is the overmastering sense of pain that drives them.
High above all his plans for the accumulation of power and wealth, he set before him now a desire which had become the moving impulse of his life - a desire primitive but overmastering - the desire of a strong man for the woman he loves.
The sensation of standing there, in that warm familiar room, and looking at her, and wishing her dead, was so strange, so fascinating and overmastering, that its enormity did not immediately strike him.
I seemed to feel in him some vehement power that was struggling within him; it gave me the sensation of something very strong, overmastering, that held him, as it were, against his will.
Rosamond, with an overmastering pang, as if a wound within her had been probed, burst into hysterical crying as she had done the day before when she clung to her husband.
He himself was conscious of a sense of nausea, a giddiness which was almost overmastering.
It was tense and hoarse with an overmastering rage.
An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while
It's harder now to care about things of overmastering importance-nuclear war, earthquakes, bigoted presidents-when the worst day of your life has come and gone; it takes superhuman effort to write about things other than my mother, and it's easy to care only about things that are immediate and personal.
Woolf commented in her diary that "Orlando [1928] was the outcome of a perfectly definite, indeed overmastering, impulse.