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      vb   tr  
1    to overpower the thoughts, emotions, or senses of  
2    to overcome with irresistible force  
3    to overcome, as with a profusion or concentration of something  
4    to cover over or bury completely  
5    to weigh or rest upon overpoweringly  
6    Archaic   to overturn  
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1    bury, crush, deluge, engulf, flood, inundate, snow under, submerge, swamp  
2    bowl over     (informal)   confuse, devastate, knock (someone) for six     (informal)   make mincemeat of     (informal)   overcome, overpower, prostrate, render speechless, stagger, sweep (someone) off his or her feet, take (someone's) breath away  
3    crush, cut to pieces, destroy, massacre, overpower, overrun, rout  

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