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verb [transitive] overwhelm pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈwelm/
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I/you/we/theyoverwhelm
he/she/itoverwhelms
present participleoverwhelming
past tenseoverwhelmed
past participleoverwhelmed
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    [usually passive] to exist in such great amounts that someone or something cannot deal with them

    She was overwhelmed by expenses.

    In June the town is overwhelmed by tourists.

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