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Dictionary definition for: Overcome

1. (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" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

2. (s) 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) get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"

4. (v) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

5. (v) overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"

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