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Definition of "overmaster" [o•ver•mas•ter]

  • To overpower by superior force; overcome. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "overmaster" in a sentence
  • "At each period of growth all the growing twigs have tried to branch out on all sides, and to overtop and kill the surrounding twigs and branches, in the same manner as species and groups of species have tried to overmaster other species in the great battle for life."
  • "Which is what Father taught me to do, if I can only overmaster my fear."
  • ""But you did not let your feelings overmaster you-or we would not be here now.""