[oh-ver-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˌoʊ vərˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər/

verb (used with object)
to gain mastery over; conquer; overpower:
The sudden impulse had quite overmastered me.
(transitive) to overpower

mid-14c., from over- + master (v.). Related: Overmastered; overmastering.


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