- 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.]
- To overflow; to surcharge.(Obs)
- To come or pass over; to spread over.(Obs)"And overcome us like a summer's cloud." [Shak.]synonyms: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow; overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate; beat; surmount. See Conquer.
Etymology: AS. ofercuman. See Over Come, and cf. Supervene