overcome-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: defeat or succeed; win; prevail over problems or obstacles

Juventus overcame Ajax in a thrilling match.
Eventually she managed to overcome her shyness in class.
He tried to overcome the obstacles of poverty.

VerbNet: exceed-90
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: overcome.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: overpower, affect deeply

Just a few minutes before closing time, an incredible shaking overcame the building.
This very rough noise overcame the engine, which made us worry.
They were overcome by fumes from the fire and had to be carried out of their houses.
This threat overcame some of Miss Prism's reticence.
Overcome with emotion, she found herself unable to speak for a few minutes.
Bitter sorrow overcame him, and he was unable to retain his presence of mind.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4