Definition of whelm:
drown, pass, overmaster, submerge, master, overflow, get the better of, surmount, subdue, flush, overcome, get the best, overwhelm, inundate, catch, flood, flood out, sweep over, full, get over, deluge, catch up with, swamp, overpower, engulf, overtake, have the best, defeat, overhaul.
How soon each tempest hovering fly, That now fermenting loads the sky, Prompt on our heads to burst amain, To rend the forest from the steep, And thundering o'er the Baltic deep, To whelm the merchant's hopes of gain!- "Poetical Works of Akenside", Mark Akenside.
- "Rienzi", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
- "The Dynasts An Epic-Drama Of The War With Napoleon, In Three Parts, Nineteen Acts, And One Hundred And Thirty Scenes", Thomas Hardy.