transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [opponent] reducir*, vencer*More example sentences1.2 (overwhelm) invadir, apoderarse de a strange feeling overcame her una extraña sensación la invadió or se apoderó de ellato be overcome
- 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.
bysth 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 withsth [with guilt/remorse] sentirse* abrumado poralgo you've all been so kind to me: I'm quite overcome todos han sido tan buenos conmigo, realmente no sé qué decirMore example sentences1.3 (prevail over) [fear] superar, dominar, vencer*; [inhibitions] vencer* she overcame the temptation no sucumbió a la tentación
- 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.
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