|v. t.||1.||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.
|2.||To domineer over; to overcome by insolence.|
|v. i.||1.||To bear fruit or offspring to excess; to be too prolific.|
|Verb||1.||overbear - overcome; "overbear criticism, protest, or arguments"|
|2.||overbear - bear too much|
|3.||overbear - contract the abdominal muscles during childbirth to ease delivery|
Synonyms: bear down