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overcome

verb [I or T] (DEAL WITH)    /ˌəʊ.vəˈkʌm/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overcame, overcome)
B2 to defeat or succeed in controlling or dealing with something: Juventus overcame Ajax in a thrilling match. to overcome difficulties/obstacles/problems/resistance Eventually she managed to overcome her shyness in class. 20,000 demonstrators sang "We shall overcome" as they marched through Washington.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduring
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