Definitions for: Overbear


[v] contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery
[v] bear too much
[v] overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


O`ver*bear", v. i.
To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.

Synonyms: bear down

See Also: bear, compact, compress, constrict, contract, dominate, press, squeeze, turn out

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