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Meaning of “overcome” in the English Dictionary

"overcome" in British English

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overcomeverb

uk   /ˌəʊ.vəˈkʌm/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/ (overcame, overcome)
  • overcome verb (DEAL WITH)

B2 [I or T] to ​defeat or ​succeed in ​controlling or ​dealing with something: Juventus overcame Ajax in a ​thrillinggame. to overcome difficulties/​obstacles/​problems/​resistance Eventually she ​managed to overcome her ​shyness in ​class. 20,000 ​demonstratorssang "We shall overcome" as they ​marched through Washington.

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(Definition of overcome from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"overcome" in American English

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overcomeverb

 us   /ˌoʊ·vərˈkʌm/ (past tense overcame  /ˌoʊ·vərˈkeɪm/ , past participle overcome)
  • overcome verb (DEAL WITH)

[I/T] to ​defeat or ​succeed in ​controlling or ​dealing with something: [T] I ​eventually overcame my ​shyness in ​class. [I] I ​believe that we will overcome in the end.
  • overcome verb (UNABLE TO ACT)

[T] 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 from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “overcome”
in Korean 극복하다…
in Arabic يَتغَلّب عَلى…
in Malaysian mengatasi…
in French accablé…
in Russian преодолевать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對付, 克服, 戰勝…
in Italian superare…
in Turkish üstesinden gelmek, alt etmek, halletmek…
in Polish przezwyciężać…
in Spanish afectado (por), dominado (por)…
in Vietnamese mất tinh thần…
in Portuguese superar, vencer…
in Thai ทำให้หมดกำลัง…
in German überwältigt…
in Catalan superar…
in Japanese ~を克服する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对付, 克服, 战胜…
in Indonesian tak berdaya…
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