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English definition of “overcome”

overcome

verb [T] (UNABLE TO ACT)   /ˌoʊ·vərˈkʌm/ (past tense overcame  /ˌoʊ·vərˈkeɪm/, past participle overcome)
to prevent someone from being able to act or think in the usual way: He was overcome by smoke before he could get out of the apartment.
(Definition of overcome verb (UNABLE TO ACT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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