wash over (one)

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wash over (one)

Of an intense emotion or feeling, to fill or overwhelm someone very quickly or suddenly. As the sun began to rise over the horizon, a deep sense of calm and well-being washed over me, and I knew that everything would be all right. Fury washed over her when she realized what had happened.
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wash over someone

Fig. [for a powerful feeling] to flood over a person. A feeling of nausea washed over me. A strong feeling of satisfaction washed over me.
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