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- 1. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
- usage: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
- 2. overwhelm, deluge, flood out, charge, saddle, burden
- usage: charge someone with too many tasks
- 3. submerge, drown, overwhelm, cover, spread over
- usage: cover completely or make imperceptible; "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"
- 4. overpower, overmaster, overwhelm, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
- usage: overcome by superior force
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