- to gain mastery over; conquer; overpower: The sudden impulse had quite overmastered me.
Origin of overmaster
Related Words for overmastersubdue, rout, crush, quell, overthrow, surmount, vanquish, subjugate, control, lick, thwart, reduce, total, prevail, zap, cream, circumvent, overpower, outwit, master
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Contemporary Examples of overmaster
Yet it's plain that he thinks a little worse of himself for allowing his judgment to overmaster his unreasoning dread.Guns are Dangerous, Even When Used by Good Men
April 29, 2013
Historical Examples of overmaster
"He has fainted," said Tom, not allowing the worse fear to overmaster him.We Two
The coward is not the man who is afraid, but the man who allows his fear to overmaster him.Uncle Sam's Boys in the Ranks
H. Irving Hancock
He longed to cry to her from his soul, to crush her body against his, to overmaster her.Dubliners
Scoundrels dictate laws to the Convention, which they overmaster.
Again he sought to take her, to hold her and overmaster her.The Air Trust
George Allan England
- (tr) to overpower