English definition of “overcome”
/ˌəʊvəˈkʌm/ verb (past tense overcame, past participle overcome)
› [T] to deal with and control a problem or feeling: He's trying to overcome his drug addiction and find a job. Let's hope she overcomes her shyness.
be overcome by excitement/fear/sadness, etc › to suddenly have too much of a feeling: She was overcome by emotion.
be overcome by smoke/fumes, etc › to become ill or weak because you have been breathing smoke or poisonous gas: One worker died when he was overcome by chemical fumes.