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overbear

Verb

1 overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"
2 bear too much
3 contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery [syn: bear down] [also: overborne, overbore]

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English

Verb

  1. To crush or press down on with physical force.
  2. To prevail over, as if by superior weight or force; dominate.
  3. To be more important than; outweigh.
  4. To bear an overabundance of fruit or offspring.
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