Definition of Overmaster

1. Verb. Overcome by superior force. "The fighter managed to overmaster his opponent"

Exact synonyms: Overpower, Overwhelm
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Specialized synonyms: Steamroll, Steamroller



Definition of Overmaster

1. v. t. To overpower; to subdue; to vanquish; to govern.

Definition of Overmaster

1. Verb. to overpower or overwhelm ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overmaster

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overmaster

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overmaster (current term)
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Literary usage of Overmaster

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1. Lay Sermons by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Derwent Coleridge (1852)
"... but of men under the influence of passion, when the mighty thoughts overmaster and become the tyrants of the mind that has brought them forth. ..."

2. Present-day Papers on Prominent Questions in Theology by Alexander Ewing (1874)
"... but Mortality not wholly swallowed up—at some such season as this, it may be, the Divine Spirit may mingle with the Human, and mingling overmaster it? ..."

3. The Christian Faith Personally Given in a System of Doctrine by Olin Alfred Curtis (1905)
"There is the sense of the supernatural overmaster. Both of the feelings, that of the supernatural and that of fitness, are gathered up into one feeling, ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"overmaster, v, a. See OVERPOWER. Over-modest, a. Bashful, shy, timid, timorous, ... Overwhelm, overcome, overmaster, get the better of, affect by intensity. ..."

5. The World's Parliament of Religions: An Illustrated and Popular Story of the by John Henry Barrows (1893)
"The half truth or any part of the truth will overmaster error, hut the whole truth will overmaster the half truth or any part of the truth when the ..."

6. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1836)
"Let my fate, too, be a warning to young creatures like myself, never to suffer their affection for any object to overmaster their sense and their reason. ..."

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