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  Definition of overcome
  1. overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
  2. 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"
  3. get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
  4. overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
  5. rendered powerless especially by an excessive amount or profusion of something; "a desk flooded with applications"; "felt inundated with work"; "too much overcome to notice"; "a man engulfed by fear"; "swamped by work"
Similar Words: get the best, have the best, get the better of, defeat, get over, subdue, surmount, master, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overtake, flooded, inundated, overpowered, overwhelmed, swamped, engulfed

 

Hyponyms: demolish, destroy, beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish, wallop, down, overrun, lurch, skunk, get the best, have the best, get over, subdue, surmount, master, rout, rout out, expel, upset, nose, conquer, survive, pull through, pull round, come through, make it, bulldog, devastate, seize, clutch, get hold of, kill, benight, knock out, stagger, lock

 

Derivational Morphology: subduer, surmounter, overcomer

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 征服   Dutch: overwinnen  
Esperanto: venki   Finnish: voittaa  
French: vaincre   German: überwinden  
Hungarian: erőt vesz   Indonesian: atas  
Italian: vincere   Japanese: 克服  
Korean: 극복하다   Polish: przezwyciężać  
Portuguese: vencer   Russian: преодолевать  
Spanish: vencer   Swedish: övervinna  
Turkish: yenmek  
 
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