Simple Definition of overpower
: to defeat or gain control of (someone or something) by using force
: to affect (someone) very strongly or severely
: to have more strength, force, or effect than (someone or something)
Examples of overpower
She was able to overpower her attacker.
The police overpowered the man and handcuffed him.
The troops were overpowered by the stronger enemy forces.
His personality overpowers everyone else's.
The delicate taste of the wine was overpowered by the spiciness of the food.
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