|The three men who overpowered the Paris train attacker on what it's like to take on an armed man.|
Like an episode of “Seinfeld,” “Elsewhere, U.S.A.” tends to move from one baroquely awkward social experience to the next. At an upscale restaurant, Conley is mortified to discover that the waiter is an old dorm mate from his “elite public university.”
verb [T usually passive]
to cause someone to feel extremely ashamed:
If I told her that she'd upset him she'd be mortified.
To the mortification of the show's organizers, the top performers withdrew at the last minute.
The baroque style or period in art, architecture, or music.
[French, from Italian barocco, imperfect pearl, and from Portuguese barroco.]baroquely ba·roque'ly adv.
baroqueness ba·roque'ness n.
o·ver·pow·er (past and past participle o·ver·pow·ered, present participle o·ver·pow·er·ing, 3rd person present singular o·ver·pow·ers)
|1. subdue somebody physically: to use superior strength or force to defeat somebody, especially to make somebody physically helpless and unable to fight |
|2. overwhelm somebody mentally: to have so strong an effect on somebody that he or she is unable to resist or control it |
|3. give excessive power to something: to supply something, especially a car, with more power than necessary|
1 to defeat someone by having greater strength or power:
The gunman was finally overpowered by three security guards.
2 If a smell or feeling overpowers you, it is so strong that it makes you feel weak or ill:
The smell of gas/heat overpowered me as I went into the house.
━━ vt. 打勝つ; 圧倒する; 打ちひしぐ, まいらせる.
Firefighters were driven back by the overpowering heat of the flames.
There's an overpowering smell of garlic in the kitchen.
He's suffering from overpowering feelings of guilt.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
over・power・ing ━━ a. 圧倒的な, 抵抗できない; 強い性格の.
Emma by Jane Austen
"Thank you. I should be mortified indeed if I did not believe I had been of some use; but it is not every body who will bestow praise where they may. _You_ do not often overpower me with it."