Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overbear

3 senses of overbear

Sense 1
overbear -- (overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments")
       => dominate -- (be in control; "Her husband completely dominates her")

Sense 2
overbear -- (bear too much)
       => bear, turn out -- (bring forth, "The apple tree bore delicious apples this year"; "The unidentified plant bore gorgeous flowers")

Sense 3
bear down, overbear -- (contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery)
       => compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press -- (squeeze or press together; "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle")

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