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Meaning of OVERCOME

Pronunciation:  `owvur'kum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  decisively defeated in combat
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [v]  overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
  4. [v]  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"
  5. [v]  get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
  6. [v]  overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
 

OVERCOME is a 8 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: beaten, conquered, defeated, engulfed, flooded, get the best, have the best, inundated, overpower, overpowered, overtake, overthrown, overwhelm, overwhelmed, powerless, routed, swamped, sweep over, vanquished, weak, whelm
 
 See Also: arouse, beat, beat out, benight, bulldog, clutch, come through, conquer, crush, defeat, demolish, destroy, devastate, down, elicit, enkindle, evoke, expel, fire, get hold of, get over, kill, kindle, knock out, lock, lurch, make it, master, nose, overcome, provoke, pull round, pull through, raise, rout, rout out, seize, shell, skunk, stagger, subdue, surmount, survive, trounce, upset, vanquish, wallop

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \O`ver*come"\, v. t. [imp. {Overcame}; p. p.
    {Overcome}; p. pr & vb. n. {Overcoming}.] [AS. ofercuman. See
    {Over}, {Come}, and cf. {Supervene}.]
    1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue;
       as, to overcome enemies in battle.
    
             This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than
             of crime, hath been.                  --Spenser.
    
    2. To overflow; to surcharge. [Obs.] --J. Philips.
    
    3. To come or pass over; to spreads over. [Obs.]
    
             And overcome us like a summer's cloud. --Shak.
    
    Syn: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow;
         overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate;
         beat; surmount. See {Conquer}.
    
    
  2. \O`ver*come"\, v. i.
    To gain the superiority; to be victorious. --Rev. iii. 21.
    
    
 
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