|1.||[ verb ] win a victory over|
"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "She conquered here fear of mice" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"
|Related terms:||beat swim survive wallop demolish down conquer rout get_the_best nose upset overrun lurch overcomer|
|2.||[ noun ] an unsuccessful ending|
|Related terms:||victory ending failure thrashing whitewash rout lurch waterloo shutout|
|3.||[ verb ] (politics) thwart the passage of|
|Synonyms:||vote_down kill shoot_down vote_out|
"kill a motion" "he shot down the student's proposal"
|4.||[ noun ] the feeling that accompanies an experience of being thwarted in attaining your goals|
|Related terms:||disappointment thwart|