Overcome O`ver*come", v. t. [imp. {Overcame}; p. p. {Overcome}; p. pr & vb. n. {Overcoming}.] [AS. ofercuman. See {Over}, {Come}, and cf. {Supervene}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle. [1913 Webster]

This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To overflow; to surcharge. [Obs.] --J. Philips. [1913 Webster]

3. To come or pass over; to spread over. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And overcome us like a summer's cloud. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow; overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate; beat; surmount. See {Conquer}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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