Definition of "overpower" []

  • To overcome or vanquish by superior force; subdue. (verb-transitive)
  • To affect so strongly as to make helpless or ineffective; overwhelm. (verb-transitive)
  • To supply with excessive mechanical power. (verb-transitive)
  • To conquer or subdue by superior force (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To have such a strong effect on as to make helpless or ineffective (verb)
  • To supply with more power than necessary (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "overpower" in a sentence
  • "Beers like weisse beers (wheat beers), typically use other methods to 'overpower' the cold suppressing effects and can be consumed cold (the yeasts that these beers use provide a fruitiness that overpowers the cold)."
  • "It's starting to dawn on some people that natural systems like La Nina can 'overpower' so-called 'man-made' global warming..."
  • "Pat Hynse certainly is aggressive when he wants to do the "overpower" bit - almost a bully, truth be told."