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1. overwhelm  (verb) 
charge someone with too many tasks

  Also known as: deluge, flood out

  More Generic:
    charge     saddle     burden

2. overwhelm  (verb) 
overcome by superior force

  Also known as: overpower, overmaster

  More Specific:
steamroller / steamroll - overwhelm by using great force

  More Generic:
    beat     beat out     crush     shell     trounce     vanquish

3. overwhelm  (verb) 
cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

  Also known as: submerge, drown

  More Generic:
    cover     spread over

  See Also:
    drown out

4. overwhelm  (verb) 
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

  Also known as: overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

  More Specific:
devastate - overwhelm or overpower
seize / clutch / get hold of - affect
kill - overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
benight - overtake with darkness or night
knock out - overwhelm with admiration
stagger - astound or overwhelm, as with shock
lock - hold fast (in a certain state)

  More Generic:
    arouse     elicit     enkindle     kindle     evoke     fire     raise     provoke


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