overcome overcome  /ˈoʊ vər ˌkəm/

Definition(s):

  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

Usage(s):

  1. If you can summon up your determination and motivation to overcome the fear, you seem to have more energy to tackle the problem and overcome it.
  2. There is no question that racial bias is a powerful force to overcome and a slippery one to quantify.
  3. The challenges are still enormous, but I think there can be a very good future for Africa if the cycles of death, poverty and armed conflict can be overcome.

News

  1. A's stave off late rally to overcome Yankees

    (Reuters) - A late New York Yankees rally fell just short as the Bronx Bombers threatened to overcome a six-run deficit in the final two innings of their 6-4 defeat to the high-flying Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Coco Crisp homered in the opening inning and Derek Norris drove in four runs to help Oakland charge to a 6-0 lead before the visiting Yankees provided some belated resistance. After ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Baseball-A's stave off late rally to overcome Yankees

    June 11 (Reuters) - A late New York Yankees rally fell just short as the Bronx Bombers threatened to overcome a six-run deficit in the final two innings of their 6-4 defeat to the high-flying Oakland Athletics on Tuesday. Coco Crisp homered in the opening inning and Derek Norris drove in four runs to help Oakland charge to a 6-0 lead before the visiting Yankees provided some belated resistance ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Smokies can't overcome homer in 3-2 loss to Mobile

    Smokies can’t overcome homer
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "While our problems may be new, what is required to overcome them is not," Mr. Obama said before the train ride began. "What is required is the same perseverance and idealism that our founders displayed." "What is required is a new...
    on Jan 17, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

  2. "My heart is overcome with sadness for the devastating loss of my true friend Michael. He was an extraordinary friend, artist and contributor to the world. I join his family and his fans in celebrating his incredible life and mourning his untimely...
    on Jun 25, 2009 By: Paul McCartney Source: ABC News

  3. "We lost our concentration in the second half and the Americans benefited from that," Slovenia coach Matjaz Kek said. "We were ahead of the United States but we didn't overcome this pressure."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Matjaž Kek Source: The Associated Press

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