- to exceed in weight; overbalance or outweigh: a respected opinion that overweighs the others.
- to weigh down; oppress; burden: gloom that overweighs one's spirits.
Origin of overweigh
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Examples from the Web for 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.An Outline of English Speech-craft
That is a most excellent reason, but I shouldn't let it overweigh common sense.The Helpers
“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.Applied Psychology for Nurses
Mary F. Porter
- to exceed in weight; overbalance
- to weigh down; oppress
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