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overcome

 
Adjective overcome has 1 sense
  1. flooded, inundated, overcome, overpowered, overwhelmed, swamped, engulfed - 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"
    Antonym: powerful (indirect, via powerless)
Verb overcome has 4 senses
  1. get the better of, overcome, defeat - 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"
    Derived form: noun overcomer1
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to overcome his opponent
  2. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master - get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
    --2 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake - overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    --3 is one way to arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  4. get the best, have the best, overcome - overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
    --4 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to overcome his opponent
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