[oh-ver-bair-ing] /ˌoʊ vərˈbɛər ɪŋ/
domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant.
of overwhelming or critical importance.
[oh-ver-bair] /ˌoʊ vərˈbɛər/
verb (used with object), overbore, overborne, overbearing.
to over or down by weight or force:
With his superior strength he easily overbore his opponent in the fight.
to overcome or overwhelm:
A spirited defense had overborne the enemy attack.
to prevail over or overrule (wishes, objections, etc.):
She overbore all objections to the new plan.
to treat in a domineering way; dominate:
to overbear one’s children with threats of violence.
Nautical. (of a sailing ship) to have the advantage of (another sailing ship) because of an ability to carry more canvas safely.
verb (used without object), overbore, overborne, overbearing.
to produce fruit or progeny so abundantly as to impair the health.
domineering or dictatorial in manner or action
of particular or overriding importance or significance
verb -bears, -bearing, -bore, -borne
(transitive) to dominate or overcome: to overbear objections
(transitive) to press or bear down with weight or physical force
to produce or bear (fruit, progeny, etc) excessively
figurative present participle adjective from overbear (v.) in its sense “to bear down.”
late 14c., “to carry over,” from over- + bear (v.). Meaning “to bear down by weight of physical force” is from 1535 (in Coverdale), originally nautical, of an overwhelming wind; figurative sense of “to overcome and repress by power, authority, etc.” is from 1560s.
[oh-ver-bair-ing] /ˌoʊ vərˈbɛər ɪŋ/ adjective 1. domineering; dictatorial; haughtily or rudely arrogant. 2. of overwhelming or critical importance. /ˌəʊvəˈbɛərɪŋ/ adjective 1. domineering or dictatorial in manner or action 2. of particular or overriding importance or significance adj. figurative present participle adjective from overbear (v.) in its sense “to bear down.”
[beet] /bit/ verb (used with object), beat, beaten or beat, beating. 1. to strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly. 2. to dash against: rain beating the trees. 3. to flutter, flap, or rotate in or against: beating the air with its wings. 4. to sound, as on a drum: beating a steady rhythm; to beat […]
[verb oh-ver-bid; noun oh-ver-bid] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈbɪd; noun ˈoʊ vərˌbɪd/ verb (used with object), overbid, overbidding. 1. to more than the value of (a thing): to overbid one’s cards. 2. to : She overbid him for the painting. verb (used without object), overbid, overbidding. 3. to bid more than the actual value or worth: a […]
[oh-ver-bahyt] /ˈoʊ vərˌbaɪt/ noun, Dentistry. 1. occlusion in which the upper incisor teeth overlap the lower ones. /ˈəʊvəˌbaɪt/ noun 1. (dentistry) an extension of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed Also called vertical overlap n. “overlapping of the lower teeth by the upper ones,” 1887, from over- […]