Past tense of overcome.
- Simple past tense of overcome.
Variant of overcome
transitive verbovercame, overcome, overcoming
- to get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
- to master, prevail over, or surmount: to overcome obstacles
- to make helpless; overpower or overwhelm: overcome by pity
Origin of overcomeMiddle English ouercomen ; from Old English ofercuman
to be victorious; win