overbear


over·bear

verb \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

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

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