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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 over·come /ˌovɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·come v. t. [imp. Overcame p. p. Overcome; p. pr & vb. n. Overcoming.]
 1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle.
 This wretched woman overcome
 Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been.   --Spenser.
 2. To overflow; to surcharge. [Obs.]
 3. To come or pass over; to spread over. [Obs.]
    And overcome us like a summer's cloud.   --Shak.
 Syn: -- To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow; overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate; beat; surmount. See Conquer.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 O·ver·come, v. i. To gain the superiority; to be victorious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : rendered powerless especially by an excessive amount or
            profusion of something; "a desk flooded with
            applications"; "felt inundated with work"; "too much
            overcome to notice"; "a man engulfed by fear"; "swamped
            by work" [syn: flooded, inundated, overpowered, overwhelmed,
             swamped, engulfed]
      v 1: win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties";
           "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "She
           conquered here fear of mice"; "He overcame his
           infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she
           blew up" [syn: get the better of, defeat]
      2: get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his
         shyness" [syn: get over, subdue, surmount, master]
      3: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli [syn: overwhelm,
          overpower, sweep over, whelm, overtake]
      4: overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person
         that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
         [syn: get the best, have the best]
      [also: overcame]