CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
1、over- + come.
- overcome (v.)
- Old English ofercuman "to reach, overtake," also "to conquer, prevail over," from ofer (see over) + cuman "to come" (see come (v.)). A common Germanic compound (Middle Dutch overkomen, Old High German ubarqueman, German überkommen). In reference to mental or chemical force, "to overwhelm, render helpless," it is in late Old English. Meaning "to surmount" (a difficulty or obstacle) is from c. 1200. The Civil Rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" was put together c. 1950s from lyrics from Charles Tindley's spiritual "I'll Overcome Some Day" (1901), and melody from pre-Civil War spiritual "No More Auction Block for Me." Related: Overcame; overcoming.
- 1. Having identified the problem, the question arises of how to overcome it.
- 2. I would overcome any weakness, any despair, any fear.
- 3. With repeated applications of weedkiller, the weeds were overcome.
- 4. These difficulties have been overcome without detriment to performance.
- 5. He was then overcome by a terrible fit of coughing.
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