Definitions

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  • v. To quell or subdue completely; gain power over.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To quell or subdue completely.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To quell; subdue; gain power over.

Etymologies

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From Middle English overquellen, equivalent to over- +‎ quell.

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