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English definition of “overcome”

overcome

verb
 
 
/ˌəʊvəˈkʌm/ (past tense overcame, past participle overcome)
B2 [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.Controlling and being in chargeControlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
be overcome by excitement/fear/sadness, etc to suddenly have too much of a feeling: She was overcome by emotion.Strong feelings
be overcome by smoke/fumes, etc to become sick or weak because you have been breathing smoke or poisonous gas: One worker died when he was overcome by chemical fumes.Not fit and healthyThin or slender (of people)
(Definition of overcome from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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