Meaning: to be strongly affected by an emotion or a feelingSynonym: overwhelmed with
- overcome with sth After his dog died, Danny was overcome with grief.
- overcome with sth The whole team was overcome with the joy of winning and being champions.
overcome with: fear, sadness, grief, joy, excitement, shame, gratitude
Note: always used in the form "to be overcome with something", and never in the form "to overcome with something"
Paula was supposed to give a speech at her sister's graduation ceremony, but she said she couldn't do it because she was overcome with