[oh-ver-aw] /ˌoʊ vərˈɔ/
verb (used with object), overawed, overawing.
to restrain or subdue by inspiring ; intimidate:
He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates.
(transitive) to subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe
1570s, from over- + awe (v.). Perhaps coined by Spenser. Related: Overawed; overawing.
[beyk] /beɪk/ verb (used with object), baked, baking. 1. to cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones. 2. to harden by heat: to bake pottery in a kiln. 3. to dry by, or subject to heat: The sun baked the land. verb (used without object), baked, baking. 4. to […]
[verb oh-ver-bal-uh ns; noun oh-ver-bal-uh ns] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈbæl əns; noun ˈoʊ vərˌbæl əns/ verb (used with object), overbalanced, overbalancing. 1. to outweigh: The opportunity overbalances the disadvantages of leaving town. 2. to cause to lose or to fall or turn over: He accidentally overbalanced a vase. noun 3. an excessive weight or amount. 4. […]
[oh-ver-bangk] /ˌoʊ vərˈbæŋk/ verb (used without object), Horology. 1. to have the balance staff oscillate so greatly that the fork of the lever fails to engage, rendering the escapement inoperative.
[oh-ver-bair] /ˌoʊ vərˈbɛər/ verb (used with object), overbore, overborne, overbearing. 1. to over or down by weight or force: With his superior strength he easily overbore his opponent in the fight. 2. to overcome or overwhelm: A spirited defense had overborne the enemy attack. 3. to prevail over or overrule (wishes, objections, etc.): She overbore […]