Mammoth Memory

Overwhelm – Bury or drown beneath a huge mass of something; have a strong emotional effect on someone

(Pronounced over-welm)

To remember the definition of the word overwhelm, use the following mnemonic:

She was over her cold and well (overwhelm). It now meant that everyone was buried under a huge mass of paperwork as she tried to catch up.

she was over her cold and well. (overwhelm)


Examples of overwhelm in a sentence

All the forces against which he had been struggling united to overwhelm him.

She was overwhelmed by the sad news.

The bill was passed by an overwhelming majority.

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