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  • verbflood, beat physically
  • verbastonish, devastate

synonyms for overwhelms

  • crush
  • defeat
  • deluge
  • destroy
  • engulf
  • inundate
  • overcome
  • overpower
  • overrun
  • rout
  • submerge
  • swamp
  • bury
  • conquer
  • drown
  • drub
  • massacre
  • overflow
  • overthrow
  • smother
  • thrash
  • total
  • whip
  • win
  • confound
  • disturb
  • dumbfound
  • bewilder
  • upset
  • puzzle
  • shock
  • confuse
  • overpower
  • swamp
  • demoralize
  • destroy
  • surprise
  • stun
  • overcome
  • steamroller
  • floor
  • wreck
  • shatter
  • stagger
  • drown
  • kill
  • downgrade
  • subordinate
  • prostrate
  • bowl over
  • do in
  • blow out of the water
  • render speechless
  • run circles around
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antonyms for overwhelms

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  • encourage
  • inspirit
  • lose
  • surrender
  • underwhelm
  • yield
  • fail
  • forfeit
  • uncover
  • underwhelm
  • help
  • yield
  • order
  • clear up
  • clarify
  • assist
  • aid
  • create
  • surrender
  • organize
  • comfort
  • explain
  • enlighten
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How to use overwhelms in a sentence

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To the south, the rocks are overridden by the inland ice which bears down upon and overwhelms them.
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The bulwarks of his heart break down; a flood of grief overwhelms his stricken soul.
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With forethought and summoned patience they can endure great agonies; but a sudden pang, unexpected, overwhelms them.
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She suffered such dismay as overwhelms a rat in the bell of an air-pump when the experimenter begins to create a vacuum.
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There is an oily and beneficent dignity about fat Old Age which overwhelms us with a sense of our crime in being guilty of youth.
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The State may be called the Big Man, the concentrated personality of many persons; he strikes hard, he overwhelms the wrong-doer.
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But then the daughter laughs again and overwhelms you with the joy of youth.
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We reckon too little with death, and then when it comes it overwhelms us.
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