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overcome

(past tense of/pasado de -came past participle of/participio pasado de, -come)
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊvərˈkʌm; ˌəʊvəˈkʌm/

Translation of overcome in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [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.
    1.2 (overwhelm) invadir, apoderarse de a strange feeling overcame her una extraña sensación la invadió or se apoderó de ellato be overcome by sth he 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 sth [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.
    1.3 (prevail over) [fear] superar, dominar, vencer*; [inhibitions] vencer* she overcame the temptation no sucumbió a la tentación

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • we shall overcome venceremos

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