overwhelming

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 [ˌəʊvərˈhwɛlmɪŋ]


WordReference English Collocations © 2019

overwhelming

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. an overwhelming [reception, applause, turnout, welcome] (for)
  2. an overwhelming [result, victory, defeat]
  3. an overwhelming [quantity, number] of
  4. an overwhelming [desire, need, urge] to
  5. an overwhelming [desire] for
  6. an overwhelming amount of [work, debt, responsibility]
  7. an overwhelming [task, mission, project]
  8. an overwhelming [feeling, sense, sensation] of
  9. [is, can be] overwhelming for [most, many, amateurs, the inexperienced]
  10. can be overwhelming [at times, at first, occasionally]
  11. the [evidence, proof, testimony] was overwhelming
  12. condemned by overwhelming [evidence]
  13. [received, got] overwhelming support (for)
  14. defeated by the overwhelming [opposition, power, strength] (of)
WordReference English Collocations © 2019

overwhelm

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. overwhelmed [me, his opponent, the audience]
  2. overwhelmed by [her, the performance, the news, the prospect]
  3. overwhelmed by [guilt, remorse, sorrow]
  4. the [guilt] overwhelmed him
  5. overwhelmed by [work, the project, the stress]
  6. overwhelmed by the [thought, idea] (of)
  7. overwhelmed [by, at] the [size, extent, amount, number]
  8. overwhelmed with [happiness, emotion]
  9. overwhelmed with [gifts, presents, get well messages]
  10. overwhelmed [her, the students, the interviewee] with [questions, enquiries]
  11. the [teacher, reporter, interviewer] overwhelmed her with [questions]
  12. overwhelm them with [numbers, troops, forces]
  13. the [enemy, police] overwhelmed them
  14. (they were) overwhelmed by the [enemy]
  15. floods overwhelmed the [houses, roads, river]
  16. the [area, town, city] was overwhelmed by [floods, a hurricane]
  17. the company was overwhelmed by [inquiries, complaints, calls]
  18. overwhelmed and [overworked, overstressed]
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