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.
Nouns often used as objects with overcome with: fear, sadness, grief, joy, excitement, shame, gratitudeNote: 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
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Contributor: Matt Errey