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.]
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   1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue;
      as, to overcome enemies in battle.
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            This wretched woman overcome
            Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been.
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   2. To overflow; to surcharge. [Obs.] --J. Philips.
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   3. To come or pass over; to spread over. [Obs.]
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            And overcome us like a summer's cloud. --Shak.
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   Syn: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow;
        overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate;
        beat; surmount. See Conquer.
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