overcame overcame  /ˈoʊ vər ˈkeɪm/


  1. (v) win a victory over
  2. (v) get on top of; deal with successfully
  3. (v) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
  4. (v) overcome, usually through no fault or weakness of the person that is overcome


  1. From the rubble of a wasted life, he overcame alcoholism and founded the 12-step program that has helped millions of others do the same.
  2. Oprah Winfrey's own story is an inspiration because she overcame almost every obstacle that a person might face.
  3. Klaus deftly overcame much of that by inviting the protesters inside the tent.


  1. Parsippany H.S. student’s efforts, despite hearing loss, lead to a college scholarship

    Margaret Hsu, who overcame profound hearing loss to graduate from Parsippany Hills High School as a member of the National Arts Honor Society and earn admission to the freshman class at the School of Visual Arts, has won a prestigious College Scholarship Award from the Hearing Loss Association of New Jersey.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Record

  2. Spain 2-0 Rep of Ireland: Soldado and Mata secure victory in New York friendly

    The world and European champion overcame a turgid start and a spirited Irish outfit to seal a 2-0 win at Yankees Stadium ahead of this Sunday's Confederations Cup opener.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Goal.com via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Heat burns Spurs with big run in Game 2, evens NBA Finals

    LeBron James overcame a terrible start to finish with 17 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and the Miami Heat rolled to a 103-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs tonight to even the series at a game apiece.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press


  1. During the May 26 announcement, Obama said Sotomayor "faced down barriers, overcame the odds and lived out the American dream that brought her parents here so long ago."
    on May 27, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Diverse: Issues in Higher Educatio

  2. "It wasn't the skate that I wanted or the skate that I trained for, but I could still really appreciate the challenge I embraced and the obstacles I overcame," Cohen said. "There wasn't any regret or wishing I could do it again. I was just...
    on Jan 23, 2010 By: Sasha Cohen Source: ESPN

  3. "Julia Carson overcame much and accomplished much, and devoted her life to helping other people do the same," Sen. Evan Bayh, an Indiana Democrat, said in a statement. "She was elected to important public offices, but never forgot who she...
    on Dec 15, 2007 By: Evan Bayh Source: International Herald Tribune

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