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Overbear definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

OVERBEAR, v.t. [See Bear.] To bear down; to repress; to subdue.
The point of reputation, when the news first came of the battle lost, did overbear the reason of war.
Yet fortune, valor, all is overborne by numbers.
Till overborne with weight the Cyprians fell.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"
2: bear too much
3: contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery [syn: bear down, overbear]

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

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. Derivatives: overbearingly adv. overbearingness n.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Overbear O`ver*bear", v. i. To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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. The point of reputation, when the news first came of the battle lost, did overbear the reason of war. --Bacon. Overborne with weight the Cyprians fell. --Dryden. They are not so ready to overbear the adversary who goes out of his own country to meet them. --Jowett (Thucyd. ) 2. To domineer over; to overcome by insolence.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. a. Overpower, overwhelm, subdue, overthrow, prostrate, repress, subdue.



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