overcome englannista suomeksi
''to overcome enemies in battle''
(RQ:Spenser Faerie Queene)
1898, (w), ''(w)'', Ch. 4:
- By and by fumes of brandy began to fill the air, and climb to where I lay, overcoming the mouldy smell of decayed wood and the dampness of the green walls.
To win or prevail in some sort of battle, contest, etc.
- Ther with all cam kyng Arthur but with a fewe peple and slewe on the lyfte hand and on the ryght hand that wel nyhe ther escaped no man / but alle were slayne to the nombre of xxx M / And whan the bataille was all ended the kynge kneled doune and thanked god mekely / and thenne he sente for the quene and soone she was come / and she maade grete Ioye of the ouercomynge of that bataille
To come or pass over; to spread over.