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Overcome meaning

overcome - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. win a victory over; " You must overcome all difficulties"; " defeat your enemies"; " He overcame his shyness"; " She conquered here fear of mice"; " He overcame his infirmity"; " Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
  2. 2. of Overcome
  3. 3. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle.
  4. 4. To overflow; to surcharge.
  5. 5. To come or pass over; to spreads over.
  6. 6. To gain the superiority; to be victorious.
  7. 7. To be victorious.
  8. 8. To get the better of; conquer; hence, to make helpless.
  9. 9. To surpass; conquer; affect to excess.

overcome - examples of usage

  1. I tell you I was fairly overcome myself. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
  2. Conduct must have materials to work with; stuff to build character out of; resistance to overcome; objects to confront. - "Practical Ethics", William DeWitt Hyde.
  3. I was afraid that they might look out of the window and see the flames; but they were too much overcome with grief and terror to do that, and sat back in the carriage, clasped in each other's arms. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
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