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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overcome  \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}. 

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