Definición de overwhelm en inglés:

overwhelm

Saltos de línea: over|whelm
Pronunciación: /əʊvəˈwɛlm
 
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verbo

[with object]
  • 1Bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something, especially water: floodwaters overwhelmed hundreds of houses
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • There are fears Hurricane Katrina could be just as deadly if it breaks New Orleans' levees and overwhelms the city's water and sewage systems.
    • He reminds us that He will be with us and that the water will not overwhelm us, He will intervene and deliver us.
    • Peter is surely talking of the total world system in each case: the water overwhelmed it last time, the fire will consume it next time.
    Sinónimos
    swamp, submerge, engulf, bury, deluge, flood, inundate; clog, saturate, glut, overload, beset, overburden, snow under
  • 1.1Give too much of something to; inundate: they were overwhelmed by farewell messages
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Lisa, on the other hand, will be overwhelmed by sources, inundated by a fairly noisy background.
    • This would seem to be from someone in an interesting state of mind, or perhaps someone who wants the e-mail address given in the message to be overwhelmed with traffic.
    • But once the messages descend I remain overwhelmed by the avalanche of letters, information, bulletins and, of course, junk email.

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