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Overbear

verb
(past overbore; past part. overborne; pres. part. overbearing)
1.
Overcome.
2.
Bear too much.
3.
Contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery.  Synonym: bear down.






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"Overbear" Quotes from Famous Books



... apprehends that the abstract right of insurrection on the one hand, and of self-conservation on the other, quite overbears, in so vast and momentous a debate, the narrow, technical, legal question: that which it does not overbear is the rightness or wrongness of the immediate motive, conduct, and aim of any particular insurrection and repression, considered individually. The abstract rights remain the same in all cases; the application of those rights differs immeasurably, ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866 • Various



Words linked to "Overbear" :   contract, squeeze, constrict, turn out, compact, dominate, bear, press, compress



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