Overbear

Definition of Overbear

O`ver`bear´
v. t.1.To bear down or carry down, as by excess of weight, power, force, etc.; to overcome; to suppress.
The point of reputation, when the news first came of the battle lost, did overbear the reason of war.
- Bacon.
Overborne with weight the Cyprians fell.
- Dryden.
They are not so ready to overbear the adversary who goes out of his own country to meet them.
- Jowett (Thucyd.
2.To domineer over; to overcome by insolence.
v. i.1.To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.

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