overcome Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “overcome” - Learner’s Dictionary


/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)
Translations of “overcome”
in Korean 극복하다…
in Arabic يَتغَلّب عَلى…
in Portuguese superar, vencer…
in Catalan superar…
in Japanese ~を克服する…
in Italian superare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對付, 克服, 戰勝…
in Russian преодолевать…
in Turkish üstesinden gelmek, alt etmek, halletmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对付, 克服, 战胜…
in Polish przezwyciężać…
(Definition of overcome from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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