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ob-ruō uī, utus, ere,

to overwhelm, overthrow, cover, cover over, hide, bury: ibi vivi obruerentur, be buried alive, S.: confossus undique obruitur, Cu.: sese harenā, hide in the sand: thesaurum, bury.—To sink, submerge, cover with water, overflow: submersas obrue puppīs, V.: me undis, H.: obrutus adulter aquis, O.: Aegyptum Nilus.—To sow, plant, cover with earth: semina terrā, O.—To cover, bury, cast down, destroy: telis Nostrorum obrui, V.: Si mereor, tuā obrue dextrā, V.—To overload, surfeit: vino se.—Fig., to overwhelm, bury, conceal, put out of sight, abolish: adversa perpetuā oblivione: omen: orationem, i. e. refute, L.: talis viri interitu sex suos obruere consulatūs, destroyed the glory of.—To overwhelm, overload, weigh down, oppress: criminibus obrutus: aere alieno: faenore, L.: qui in augendā obruitur re, in the pursuit of wealth, H.—To overcome, overpower, surpass, eclipse, obscure: successoris famam, Ta.: obruimur numero, are outnumbered, V.

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