overwhelmed


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o·ver·whelm

 (ō′vər-wĕlm′, -hwĕlm′)
tr.v. o·ver·whelmed, o·ver·whelm·ing, o·ver·whelms
1. To surge over and submerge; engulf: waves overwhelming the rocky shoreline.
2.
a. To defeat completely and decisively: Our team overwhelmed the visitors by 40 points.
b. To affect deeply in mind or emotion: Despair overwhelmed me.
3. To present with an excessive amount: They overwhelmed us with expensive gifts.
4. To turn over; upset: The small craft was overwhelmed by the enormous waves.

overwhelmed

(ˌəʊvəˈwɛlmd)
adj
1. (of the thoughts, emotions, or senses) overpowered
2. overcome, as with a profusion or concentration of something
Translations

overwhelmed

[ˌəʊvərˈhwɛlmd] adj (by emotion)bouleversé(e); (by work, trouble)accablé(e)
to be overwhelmed by sth → être accablé par qch
to be overwhelmed with sth [+ requests, responses] → être submergé de qch
References in classic literature ?
Passepartout was crushed; it overwhelmed him to lose the boat by three-quarters of an hour.
He overwhelmed me with the wildest expressions of affection--exclaimed passionately, in his exaggerated Italian way, that he would hold his life henceforth at my disposal--and declared that he should never be happy again until he had found an opportunity of proving his gratitude by rendering me some service which I might remember, on my side, to the end of my days.
He had long since determined, therefore, to get his father out of the way, anywhere, before his marriage, in order to avoid such a meeting; but when Nastasia entered the room just now, he had been so overwhelmed with astonishment, that he had not thought of his father, and had made no arrangements to keep him out of the way.
AN EAGLE, overwhelmed with sorrow, sat upon the branches of a tree in company with a Kite.
Today she overwhelmed me with shrill reproaches, and abased me to the level of a hearth-brush.
When he entered his audience-chamber all his courtiers, who were eager to see if the wonderful cure had been effected, were overwhelmed with joy.
Here many a time," He quavered, "armies have been overwhelmed, And the faint voices of the unresting dead Often upon the darkness of the night Go wailing by.
Beauchamp proceeded to relate to the young man, who was overwhelmed with shame and grief, the following facts.
It represents but grossly what took place within me at the sight to say that on the second my decision was made; yet I believe that no woman so overwhelmed ever in so short a time recovered her grasp of the ACT.
The forlorn band laid heaps of their enemies dead at their feet, but were overwhelmed with numbers and pressed into a gorge of the mountain; where they continued to fight until they were cut to pieces.
Now I saw that it would have been much better to have kept our force intact and made a concerted attack upon the temple from the valley side, trusting to chance and our great fighting ability to have overwhelmed the First Born and compelled the safe delivery of Dejah Thoris to me.
And above all, he was overwhelmed in tenderness for his friends, who were all illustrious.