Definition of 'overwhelm'
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There was an overwhelming need for rationalisation and simplification of the present area of the law. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was a mill he went through and the scars remain but yesterday he left with an overwhelming feeling of relief. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Hospitals are overwhelmed by elderly people who just need a bit of help to leave hospital after treatment and stay well at home. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He quickly overwhelmed the defending forces and took the city of York. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Other feelings may overwhelm you which are'normal' in terms of the grief process. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Alongside the impact of your father's aggressive behaviour when you were growing up, this would only add to your overwhelming feelings of anxiety. Times, Sunday Times (2016)If you are worried about intense feelings that overwhelm you all the time, then talk to your GP. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Sometimes things can get a little overwhelming. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Inch by inch he dragged himself into its overwhelming force. BomberIn certain situations the volume of people can be overwhelming. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was wonderful and completely overwhelming all at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Suddenly government will be overwhelmed by the need to rearrange its trade affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Why is she so anxious and feeling so overwhelmed at times that her anxiety spirals into panic? Times, Sunday Times (2015)But the sheer number of people infected is overwhelming. The Sun (2009)It was completely overwhelming and surreal at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)No one had predicted the overwhelming need for the charity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The overwhelming feeling is one of powerlessness. Life Without Work (1994)But the overwhelming majority of people are able to book within a week. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He settled in quickly and is lovingly cared for despite his overwhelming medical needs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was a feeling of overwhelming love. The Sun (2015)Consequently they saw no reason why they should engage the enemy unless they did so in overwhelming force. The British way in Warfare - 1688-2000 (1990)But in reality they had done what parties to a civil war usually do when faced with overwhelming force. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And it can feel completely overwhelming. The Sun (2011)They were truly doing their best, but they were a little overwhelmed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The kitchen got a little overwhelmed, but the service is eager and more pub than grub. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Inevitably, parts of the archipelago have been a little overwhelmed by tourism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'overwhelm'
British English: overwhelm VERB
If you are overwhelmed by a feeling or event, it affects you very strongly, and you do not know how to deal with it.
He was overwhelmed by a longing for times past.
Definition of overwhelm from the Collins English Dictionary
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