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  3  definitions  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}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Overcome  \O`ver*come"\,  v.  i. 
  To  gain  the  superiority;  to  be  victorious.  --Rev.  iii.  21. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {flooded},  {inundated},  {overpowered}, 
  {overwhelmed},  {swamped},  {engulfed}] 
  2:  decisively  defeated  in  combat  [syn:  {beaten},  {conquered},  {overthrown}, 
  {overwhelmed},  {routed},  {vanquished}] 
  v  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"  [syn:  {defeat}] 
  2:  get  on  top  of  deal  with  successfully;  "He  overcame  his 
  shyness"  [syn:  {swim},  {get  over},  {subdue},  {surmount},  {master}] 
  3:  overcome,  as  with  emotions  or  perceptual  stimuli  [syn:  {overwhelm}, 
  {overpower},  {sweep  over},  {whelm},  {overtake}] 
  4:  overcome,  usually  through  no  fault  or  weakness  of  the  person 
  that  is  overcome;  "Heart  disease  can  get  the  best  of  us" 
  [syn:  {get  the  best},  {have  the  best}] 

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