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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Overcome \O`ver*come"\, v. t. [imp. Overcame; p. p. Overcome; p. pr & vb. n. Overcoming.] [AS. ofercuman. See Over, Come, and cf. Supervene.] [1913 Webster] 1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle. [1913 Webster] This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To overflow; to surcharge. [Obs.] --J. Philips. [1913 Webster] 3. To come or pass over; to spread over. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And overcome us like a summer's cloud. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Syn: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow; overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate; beat; surmount. See Conquer. [1913 Webster]