1. To get the better of; to surmount; to conquer; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle. This wretched woman overcome Of anguish, rather than of crime, hath been. (Spenser)
2. To overflow; to surcharge.
3. To come or pass over; to spreads over. And overcome us like a summer’s cloud. (Shak)
Synonym: To conquer, subdue, vanquish, overpower, overthrow, overturn, defeat, crush, overbear, overwhelm, prostrate, beat, surmount. See Conquer.
Origin: AS. Ofercuman. See Over, Come, and cf. Supervene.