Overcome

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Definition

to overcome (one's fears): to conquer, to triumph over (one's fears)
idiom
After being locked in the zoo overnight, she overcame her fear of animals. The day after, she was no longer scared of them.

Examples

  • "Overcoming perceived ideas of what is and is not "masculine" will be a big hurdle, but I'm sure we can do it."
  • "I sincerely want to help people overcome the difficulties they encounter in today's complex world of cosmetics."
  • "Did you know that on average, it takes approximately 6 favorable impressions to overcome 1 unfavorable impression?"
  • "It's called "How to read" and this book contains all the information you need to overcome your handicap."

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