Dictionary

overbear

verb over·bear \ˌō-vər-ˈber\
over·bore\-ˈbr\over·borne\-ˈbrn\ also over·born \-ˈbrn\over·bear·ing

Definition of OVERBEAR

transitive verb
1
:  to bring down by superior weight or force :  overwhelm
2
a :  to domineer over
b :  to surpass in importance or cogency :  outweigh
ADVERTISEMENT

Examples of OVERBEAR

  1. <that year the football team simply overbore opponent after opponent with steamroller ruthlessness>

First Known Use of OVERBEAR

1535

Rhymes with OVERBEAR

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: overbearancePrevious Word in the Dictionary: overbankingAll Words Near: overbear
July 29, 2015
indomitable Hear it
incapable of being subdued or conquered
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears