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overwhelm

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verb
  • cover (sth/sb) completely by flowing over or pouring down on it/him; submerge suddenly [Barron]
  • to make helpless, as with greater force or deep emotion; overcome; crush; overpower [Taisha]
  • weigh down, submerge [Nandigam]

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