The verb "overcome" is similar to the words "win" or "defeat."
There are many different situations in which this word can be applied. It’s usually used when a person faces a big problem.
- The team overcame some difficult problems and eventually had a championship season.
- Nelly overcame an addiction to smoking.
- You must overcome your fear of speaking English in order to practice it in public.
- It was good to hear that our friend, Leonard, has overcome his financial difficulties.
This verb is often used in the passive voice:
- Several of the people were overcome by smoke from the fire and died.
- She was overcome by her emotions and unable to speak.
- These problems have been overcome through hard work and some big sacrifices.
- We’re confident that these obstacles can be overcome.
- Problems with a computer can be overcome with patience and persistence.
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Updated on August 27, 2017