O`ver*bear" (?), v. t.


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. )


To domineer over; to overcome by insolence.


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O`ver*bear", v. i.

To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.


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