A: That was a tiring trip. Home at last! How is Cocoa?
B: He’s upstairs, resting on the bed. He’s absolutely exhausted from the trip.
A: I think he was just completely overwhelmed. He spent most of the time in the car, but it was still mentally tiring for him; he didn’t know where we were going, or when we would be coming back home.
Photo: Paul Cooper, Taipei Times 照片：台北時報古德謙
B: Yeah, I also think he’s getting on, too. He’s not a puppy anymore. He doesn’t have the bags of energy he used to have.
A: I’m sure he enjoyed the trip, but he’s probably glad to be back home, in his own comfort zone. Let him sleep it off; he’ll be right as rain in the morning.
（Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱譯）
This word means to be “defeated” by something that is more forceful than you have the ability to resist. You can be overwhelmed by an enemy or tiredness or with an emotion such as sadness, happiness or gratitude.
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