Definitions for overcomeˌoʊ vərˈkʌm

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  1. get the better of, overcome, defeat(verb)

    win a victory over

    "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

  2. overcome, get over, subdue, surmount, master(verb)

    get on top of; deal with successfully

    "He overcame his shyness"

  3. overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake(verb)

    overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

  4. get the best, have the best, overcome(verb)

    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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  1. overcome(Verb)

    To surmount (a physical or abstract obstacle); to prevail over, to get the better of.

  2. overcome(Verb)

    To win (a battle).

  3. overcome(Verb)

    To win or prevail in some sort of battle, contest, etc.

    We shall overcome.

  4. overcome(Verb)

    To overwhelm with emotion.

  5. Origin: From overcomen, from ofercuman, corresponding to . Cognate with Dutch overkomen, German überkommen, Danish overkomme, Swedish överkomma.

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  1. Overcome

    Overcome is the fourth studio album by the American heavy metal band, All That Remains. It was released on September 16, 2008. Overcome is the first and only album by All That Remains that was not produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, as well as the first with the band's current drummer, Jason Costa.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overcome' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3677

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'overcome' in Verbs Frequency: #528

Anagrams of overcome »

  1. comeover, come-over

  2. Come-over

  3. Comeover


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