- (RP) IPA: /ˌəʊvəˈʍɛlm/, /ˌəʊvəˈwɛlm/
- (America) IPA: /ˌoʊvɚˈʍɛlm/, /ˌoʊvɚˈwɛlm/
- (Scotland) IPA: /ˌovɚˈʍɛlm/
overwhelm (overwhelms, present participle overwhelming; past and past participle overwhelmed)
- To engulf, surge over and submerge.
- The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
- To overpower, crush.
- In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.
- To overpower emotionally.
- He was overwhelmed with guilt.
- Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.
- To cause to surround, to cover.
- French: accabler, envahir
- German: überwältigen, übermannen
- Portuguese: dominar, esmagar, avassalar
- Russian: подавля́ть
overwhelm (plural overwhelms)
- The state or condition of being overwhelmed.