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English Dictionary: overcoming by the DICT Development Group
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From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Overcome \O`ver*come"\, v. t. [imp. {Overcame}; p. p.
      {Overcome}; p. pr & vb. n. {Overcoming}.] [AS. ofercuman. See
      {Over}, {Come}, and cf. {Supervene}.]
      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. [Obs.] --J. Philips.
  
      3. To come or pass over; to spreads over. [Obs.]
  
                     And overcome us like a summer's cloud. --Shak.
  
      Syn: To conquer; subdue; vanquish; overpower; overthrow;
               overturn; defeat; crush; overbear; overwhelm; prostrate;
               beat; surmount. See {Conquer}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Overcoming \O`ver*com"ing\, a.
      Conquering; subduing. -- {O`ver*com"ing*ly}, adv.
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