verb (used with object)
Origin of overpower
Examples from the Web for overpower
And hearing how loud he would scream and overpower the microphone.
But the statistic cannot overpower the emotional response to flying.No, Noah Gallagher Shannon, Your Plane Was Not Going to Crash|Clive Irving|June 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There are moments the grim metal can overpower the sleazy pop charm of early material.
Enough smarts to speak before the cameras, but not so much smarts that you overpower your husband.
Blake Gopnik takes a stroll and wonders whether the technology will overpower the art.Google Takes Street View Inside 17 Museums for Virtual Tours|Blake Gopnik|February 1, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The climate of Cumberland does not overpower one—the air is of a quality that urges you on to think and do.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
Soon there were enough stalwart savages there easily to overpower, in a hand-to-hand fight, the feeble garrison of but six men.Christopher Carson|John S. C. Abbott
On feeling it pulled all the party below were to spring up on deck and overpower the crew forward.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
Mr. Dangerfield's bold proposition seemed quite to overpower and unman him.The House by the Church-Yard|J. Sheridan Le Fanu
If the gate is only barred, no doubt we should be able to overpower the sentry, and get the gate open before any alarm is given.The Tiger of Mysore|G. A. Henty