OVERCOME, verb transitive [See Come.]
1. To conquer; to vanquish; to subdue; as, to overcome enemies in battle.
2. To surmount; to get the better of; as, to overcome difficulties or obstacles.
3. To overflow; to surcharge. [Not used.]
4. To come upon; to invade. [Not used.]
OVERCOME, verb intransitive To gain the superiority; to be victorious.