1. overcome or overpower something or someone






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overwhelmed with emotion

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To pace yourself means to do something in a way that requires a sustained effort over a period of time so as to avoid becoming tired or running out of resources or energy. When you pace yourself, you do a small or measured amount of something in order to keep going for a longer amount of time and to avoid something negative like fatigue, burnout or stress. 

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  1. When Colin died I was overwhelmed with grief. He was like a little brother to me.
  2. It did not take long for the huge tidal waves to overwhelm the sea defences and cause widespread flooding.

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  1. The restaurant was fully booked on my first day working there, so I found it all a little overwhelming.
  2. All of this new information might be a little overwhelming, so we have broken it down into a series of training videos that you can watch at your own pace.

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