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English verb: overbear

1. overbear (stative) overcome


SamplesOverbear criticism, protest, or arguments.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)dominate

2. overbear (creation) bear too much


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bear, turn out

3. overbear (contact) contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery


Synonymsbear down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)compact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze









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