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  1. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: get the better of, defeat

  2. [verb] get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"
    Synonyms: get over, subdue, surmount, master

  3. [verb] overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    Synonyms: overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overtake

  4. [verb] overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"
    Synonyms: get the best, have the best

  5. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: flooded, inundated, overpowered, overwhelmed, swamped, engulfed


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