Overwhelm vs Struck - What's the difference?

overwhelm | struck |


As verbs the difference between overwhelm and struck

is that overwhelm is to engulf, surge over and submerge while struck is (strike) (delete).

overwhelm

English

Verb

  • To engulf, surge over and submerge.
  • The dinghy was overwhelmed by the great wave.
  • To overpower, crush.
  • In December 1939 the Soviet Union attacked Finland with overwhelming force.
  • * Bible, Psalms lxxviii. 53
  • The sea overwhelmed their enemies.
  • To overpower emotionally.
  • He was overwhelmed with guilt.
    Joy overwhelmed her when she realized that she had won a million dollars.
  • To cause to surround, to cover.
  • (Papin)

    Derived terms

    * overwhelming

    See also

    * too many balls in the air

    struck

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (strike) (delete)
  • (strike) (hit)
  • Derived terms

    * awe-struck * horror-struck * love-struck * star-struck English irregular simple past forms English irregular past participles

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