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Definition of Overwhelm

Overwhelm

  1. To cover over completely, as by a great wave; to overflow and bury beneath; to ingulf; hence, figuratively, to immerse and bear down; to overpower; to crush; to bury; to oppress, etc., overpoweringly.
  2. To project or impend over threateningly.
  3. To cause to surround, to cover.
  4. The act of overwhelming.

Overwhelm Quotations

Instead of being critical of people in authority over you and envious of their position, be happy you're not responsible for everything they have to do. Instead of piling on complaints, thank them for what they do. Overwhelm them with encouragement and appreciation!
Joyce Meyer

Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
Desmond Tutu

Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.
Brendon Burchard

I have never had to face anything that could overwhelm the native optimism and stubborn perseverance I was blessed with.
Sonia Sotomayor

If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity. - Emile Zola
If I cannot overwhelm with my quality, I will overwhelm with my quantity.
Emile Zola
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Overwhelm Translations

overwhelm in Dutch is bedelven, overstelpen, verpletteren
overwhelm in Latin is opprimo oppressi oppressum
overwhelm in Portuguese is oprima