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overwhelm

1. verb make unable to cope2. verb of emotion etc3. verb defeat comprehensively4. verb of taste, smell etc5. verb flood, cover 1 verb make unable to cope TRANSITIVEthe traffic is overwhelming the system tá an trácht ag cur an chórais as a riocht, níl an córas ábalta plé leis an tráchtthe shop was overwhelmed by the demand for the new phone ní raibh an siopa in ann an ráchairt a bhí ar an bhfón nua a láimhseáil 2 verb of emotion etc TRANSITIVEhis feelings overwhelmed him fuair a chuid mothúchán an ceann is fearr airthe diagnosis overwhelmed me ní raibh a fhios agam cad é a dhéanfainn nuair a rinneadh an diagnóis, chuaigh an diagnóis sa mhuileann ormthe new employees were overwhelmed with information tugadh i bhfad barraíocht eolais do na fostaithe nua, caochadh na fostaithe nua le heolas
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3 verb defeat comprehensively TRANSITIVEin the second half they completely overwhelmed us sa dara leath bhí siad i bhfad rómhaith againn, thug siad léasadh ceart dúinn sa dara leath 4 verb of taste, smell etc TRANSITIVEdon't overwhelm the flavour with spices ná maraigh an blas le spíosraíher voice was overwhelmed by the music bhí a glór plúchta ag an gceol 5 verb flood, cover TRANSITIVEclúdaigh verb  c m ucumhdaigh verb  c m uthe floor is overwhelmed with books tá an t-urlár ar fad cumhdaithe le leabhair