overmaster

[ oh-ver-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˌoʊ vərˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər /

verb (used with object)

to gain mastery over; conquer; overpower: The sudden impulse had quite overmastered me.

Origin of overmaster

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at over-, master
Related formso·ver·mas·ter·ing·ly, adverb
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overmaster

/ (ˌəʊvəˈmɑːstə) /

verb

(tr) to overpower
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Word Origin and History for overmaster

overmaster


v.

mid-14c., from over- + master (v.). Related: Overmastered; overmastering.

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