Definitions for (verb) overcome

Main entry: overcome, have the best, get the best

Definition: overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome

Usage: Heart disease can get the best of us


Main entry: overcome, defeat, get the better of

Definition: win a victory over

Usage: You must overcome all difficulties; defeat your enemies; He overcame his shyness; He overcame his infirmity; Her anger got the better of her and she blew up


Main entry: get over, master, overcome, subdue, surmount

Definition: get on top of; deal with successfully

Usage: He overcame his shyness


Main entry: sweep over, overtake, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, whelm

Definition: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli