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overpower

verb
     
o‧ver‧pow‧er [transitive]
1 to take control of someone physically because you are stronger:
The security guards soon overpowered the man.
2 if a smell, taste, or emotion overpowers you, it affects you very strongly:
Her scent overpowered his senses.
She was overpowered by grief.

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