- To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue;
as, to overcome enemies in battle.
3. To come or pass over; to spread over. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]
And overcome us like a summer's cloud. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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