-·bore′, -·borne′, -·bear′ing
- to press or bear down by weight or physical power
- to dominate, domineer over, overrule, or subdue
to be too fruitful; bear to excess
transitive verbo·ver·bore , o·ver·borne , o·ver·bear·ing, o·ver·bears
- To press down on or overwhelm with physical force: “She could feel their impatience like a lethal wave overbearing her hunched shoulders, poised to come crashing down” (John Trenhaile).
- To dominate or overcome: “He was an old man now, overborne with anxiety of late, and his tears fell” (Charles Dickens).
(third-person singular simple present overbears, present participle overbearing, simple past overbore, past participle overborne)
From over- +"Ž bear.