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overweigh

[oh-ver-wey]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to exceed in weight; overbalance or outweigh: a respected opinion that overweighs the others.
  2. to weigh down; oppress; burden: gloom that overweighs one's spirits.
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Origin of overweigh

1175–1225; Middle English overweien; see over-, weigh1
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Related Words for overweigh

outweigh, dim, dwarf, eclipse, dominate, cloud, bedim, darken, preponderate, overcast, excel, rule, outshine, haze, obfuscate, command, adumbrate, surpass, govern, becloud

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Historical Examples of overweigh

  • As for you, say what you can, my false will overweigh your true story.

    Tales from Shakespeare

    Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb

  • Overbold, audacious; overhang, impend; overweigh, preponderate.

  • That is a most excellent reason, but I shouldn't let it overweigh common sense.

    The Helpers

    Francis Lynde

  • “Do,” said Sylvia, but the cordiality in her voice seemed to overweigh it.

    Pembroke

    Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

  • Determination and hope and confidence may overweigh the life side.


British Dictionary definitions for overweigh

overweigh

verb (tr)
  1. to exceed in weight; overbalance
  2. to weigh down; oppress
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