Definition of 'overpower'
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It can easily be overpowered and is best paired with subtle, light ingredients that can provide relief from the robust and powerful flavours of autumn. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Mix hazelnut oil with other oils to extend its use and so as not to overpower other flavours. Food Watch (1994)People at work in any organisation face a panoply of forces to overpower the urge to be civil. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The protection effect may overpower the encouragement effect when citizens are optimistic and vice versa when citizens are pessimistic. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Only one should be the star, otherwise the effect is too overpowering. The Sun (2012)Pepper or spice shouldn't overpower the smoky flavour. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It does not need overpowering with strong flavours, although it can handle them well enough. Food Watch (1994)Finally catching hold of Loki, he overpowered him and forced him to relinquish the stolen gold. The Gods of Asgard (1989)I can still see the frost patterns on my bedroom window and remember the overpowering feeling of not wanting to lift my leg from under the sheet. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Used Occasionally. overpower is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'overpower'
British English: overpower VERB
If you overpower someone, you manage to take hold of and keep hold of them, although they struggle a lot.
It took ten guardsmen to overpower him.
Definition of overpower from the Collins English Dictionary
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