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[oh-ver-bawrn, -bohrn] /ˌoʊ vərˈbɔrn, -ˈboʊrn/

overcome; crushed; oppressed.
past participle of .
[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.
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

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.


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