overbear

  • 1 Overbear — O ver*bear , v. t. 1. To bear down or carry down, as by excess of weight, power, force, etc.; to overcome; to suppress. [1913 Webster] The point of reputation, when the news first came of the battle lost, did overbear the reason of war. Bacon.… …

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  • 2 Overbear — O ver*bear , v. i. To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 overbear — index beat (defeat), browbeat, repress, subdue, subjugate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 overbear — (v.) late 14c., to carry over, from OVER (Cf. over) + BEAR (Cf. bear) (v.). Meaning to bear down by weight of physical force is from 1535 (in Coverdale), originally nautical, of an overwhelming wind; figurative sense of to overcome and repress by …

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  • 5 overbear — [ō΄vər ber′] vt. overbore, overborne, overbearing 1. to press or bear down by weight or physical power 2. to dominate, domineer over, overrule, or subdue vi. to be too fruitful; bear to excess …

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  • 6 overbear — overbearer, n. /oh veuhr bair /, v., overbore, overborne, overbearing. v.t. 1. to bear over or down by weight or force: With his superior strength he easily overbore his opponent in the fight. 2. to overcome or overwhelm: A spirited defense had… …

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  • 7 overbear — transitive verb (overbore; overborne; also overborn; bearing) Date: 1535 1. to bring down by superior weight or force ; overwhelm 2. a. to domineer over b. to surpass in importance or cogency ; outweigh …

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  • 8 overbear — verb a) To crush or press down on with physical force. b) To prevail over, as if by superior weight or force; dominate …

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  • 9 overbear — o|ver|bear [ˌəuvəˈbeə US ˌouvərˈber] v past tense overbore [ ˈbo: US ˈbo:r] past participle overborne [ ˈbo:n US ˈbo:rn] [T usually passive] to defeat someone or something ▪ She is independent minded enough not to be easily overborne by her… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 overbear — v. prevail over, overcome with weight or force; domineer, subdue; outweigh, have greater importance or bearing,o·ver bear || ‚əʊvÉ™(r) bÉœrɪŋ / bɜə …

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  • 11 overbear — verb (past overbore; past participle overborne) overcome by emotional pressure or physical force …

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  • 12 overbear — v. a. Overpower, overwhelm, subdue, overthrow, prostrate, repress, subdue …

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  • 13 overbear — verb (transitive usually passive) past tense overborepast participle overborne to defeat someone or something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 overbear — v 1. bear down or down on, press down, weigh down, push down, force down. 2. overcome, conquer, triumph over, defeat, win out over, get the better of, beat, Inf. beat out, Inf. whip; overpower, overwhelm, destroy, crush, trounce, Inf. stomp,… …

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  • 15 overbear — o•ver•bear [[t]ˌoʊ vərˈbɛər[/t]] v. bore, borne, bear•ing 1) to overwhelm by weight or force 2) to prevail over; overrule 3) to dominate 4) to produce fruit or progeny so abundantly as to impair the health • Etymology: 1525–35 o ver•bear′er, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 overbear — [c]/oʊvəˈbɛə/ (say ohvuh bair) verb (overbore, overborne, overbearing) –verb (t) 1. to bear over or down by weight or force. 2. to overcome. 3. to prevail over or overrule (wishes, objections, etc.). 4. to treat in a domineering way. 5. Nautical… …

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  • 17 overbear — v.tr. (past bore; past part. borne) 1 (as overbearing adj.) a domineering, masterful. b overpowering. 2 bear down; upset by weight, force, or emotional pressure. 3 put down or repress by power or authority. 4 surpass in importance etc., outweigh …

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  • 18 Glossary of nautical terms — This is a glossary of nautical terms; some remain current, many date from the 17th 19th century. See also Wiktionary s nautical terms, Category:Nautical terms, and Nautical metaphors in English. Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …

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  • 19 subdue — v. a. 1. Conquer, subjugate, subject, overcome, overpower, vanquish, overbear. 2. Vanquish, beat, crush, defeat, rout, discomfit, worst, overpower, overcome, overbear, overwhelm, master. 3. Quell, surmount, foil, get the better of, get the upper… …

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  • 20 Outfrown — Out*frown , v. t. To frown down; to overbear by frowning. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

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