verb (used with object), o·ver·bore, o·ver·borne, o·ver·bear·ing.
verb (used without object), o·ver·bore, o·ver·borne, o·ver·bear·ing.
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Historical Examples of overbear
I have through my whole life interfered to protect, not overbear, the sufferer; and I must do so now.Caleb Williams
If pruned the same, the grafted vines may overbear and quickly exhaust themselves.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
He was angry, but he would never more attempt to overbear me with grand threats.The O'Ruddy
Whatever the reasons for having deserted him he was determined to overbear.Gerald Fitzgerald
Charles James Lever
In New England the Puritans were supreme, notwithstanding the efforts of the crown to overbear their authority.History of the United States
Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard