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overpower

overpower(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to defeat)
a. dominar
Luckily, I was able to overpower my attacker and call the police.Afortunadamente, pude dominar a mi agresor y llamar a la policía.
b. vencer
We overpowered the enemy and reclaimed our land.Vencimos al enemigo y recuperamos nuestra tierra.
2. (to affect strongly)
a. agobiar (heat)
The desert heat overpowered Marcos and he nearly fainted from heat exhaustion.El calor del desierto agobió a Marcos y casi se desmayó por el golpe de calor.
b. sofocar (heat)
I was overpowered by the heat and couldn't walk any further.El calor me sofocó y no podía dar un paso más.
c. aturdir (sound)
The music at the party overpowered my hearing and I couldn't hear anything Ana said.La música de la fiesta aturdió mis oídos y no podía oír nada de lo que decía Ana.
d. abrumar (emotion)
Sadness overpowered Maria when she heard the news of her son's passing.La tristeza abrumó a María cuando se enteró de que su hijo había muerto.
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overpower
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (general)
a. vencer, dominar
overpower [ˌəʊvəˈpaʊəʳ]
transitive verb
1 (subdue physically) dominar; (defeat) [+enemy, opponent] derrotar; vencer
it took ten guards to overpower him se necesitaron diez guardas para dominarlo or para poder con él
the rebels were overpowered and arrested generally a man can overpower a woman they would need the country's Mediterranean ports and vital desert communications to overpower the allied armies massing against them in Egypt Britain's tennis no. 1 yesterday overpowered America's Brian Garrow 7-6, 6-3
2 [+heat] agobiar; sofocar; [+sound] aturdir; [+emotion] embargar; [+guilt, shame] abrumar; [+sleep, tiredness] vencer; [+flavour] dominar
a sudden dizziness overpowered him un mareo repentino se apoderó de él; that piece of furniture overpowers the room ese mueble domina la habitación; I was overpowered by feelings of guilt me sentía abrumado por un sentimiento de culpabilidad
she had all at once been completely overpowered by tiredness I was so overpowered by my guilt and my shame that I was unable to speak she was overpowered by the sounds of so many people A mural shouldn't overpower a room or look like a mammoth painting on the wall vegetables such as peppers can overpower the flavour of the stock pale shades are delicate enough not to overpower your fair colouring use the liqueur sparingly so that it does not overpower the sauce
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