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1. overcome  (verb) 
overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome; "Heart disease can get the best of us"

  Also known as: get the best, have the best


  More Generic:
    get the better of     overcome     defeat


2. overcome  (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"

  Also known as: get the better of, defeat


  More Specific:
demolish / destroy - defeat soundly
beat / beat out / crush / shell / trounce / vanquish - come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
wallop - defeat soundly and utterly
down - bring down or defeat (an opponent)
overrun - seize the position of and defeat
lurch / skunk - defeat by a lurch
get the best / have the best / overcome - overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome
overcome / get over / subdue / surmount / master - get on top of
rout / rout out / expel - cause to flee
upset - defeat suddenly and unexpectedly
nose - defeat by a narrow margin
conquer - overcome by conquest
survive / pull through / pull round / come through / make it - continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)


3. overcome  (verb) 
get on top of; deal with successfully; "He overcame his shyness"

  Also known as: get over, subdue, surmount, master


  More Specific:
bulldog - throw a steer by seizing the horns and twisting the neck, as in a rodeo


  More Generic:
    get the better of     overcome     defeat


4. overcome  (verb) 
overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli



  More Specific:
devastate - overwhelm or overpower
seize / clutch / get hold of - affect
kill - overwhelm with hilarity, pleasure, or admiration
benight - overtake with darkness or night
knock out - overwhelm with admiration
stagger - astound or overwhelm, as with shock
lock - hold fast (in a certain state)


  More Generic:
    arouse     elicit     enkindle     kindle     evoke     fire     raise     provoke


5. overcome  (s) 
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"



  Similar:
    powerless     weak


 

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