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overcome
past tense overcame past participle overcome
American English: /ˌoʊvərˈkəm/
British English: /əʊvəˈkʌm/

Translation of overcome in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (opponent)
    reducir
    vencer
    Example sentences
    • No little effort was required to overcome stubborn opponents who showed why they have been rejuvenated of late.
    • Corretja, seeded eighth, has yet to drop a set at one of his favourite tournaments but had to wait for six hours before finally overcoming his opponent.
    • Tai Chi uses the power of relaxation, rather than force, to overcome an opponent.
  • 2 (overwhelm)
    invadir
    apoderarse de
    a strange feeling overcame her
    una extraña sensación la invadió or se apoderó de ella
    to be overcome by somethinghe was overcome by sleep/fatigue
    lo venció el sueño/la fatiga
    she was overcome by laughter
    no pudo contener la risa
    they were overcome by emotion
    los embargó la emoción
    to be overcome with something
    (with guilt/remorse)
    sentirse abrumado por algo
    you've all been so kind to me: I'm quite overcome
    todos han sido tan buenos conmigo, realmente no sé qué decir
    Example sentences
    • It is perfectly acceptable for a real man to cry when he is overcome with emotion.
    • She was overcome with emotions as she gazed at the purest sunset she had ever laid eyes on.
    • She was overcome with the feeling that she had to do something and she wasn't doing it.

intransitive verb

  • we shall overcome
    venceremos
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