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triumph over (one)
To defeat or be victorious over someone or something. Though considered an underdog since the beginning of the season, the young team triumphed over all and claimed the championship for themselves. I just don't see divorce as something in which one side needs to triumph over the other—in this situation, we both lose. It's a heartwarming tale of a young woman triumphing over adversity.
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triumph over someone or something
to achieve victory over someone or something. Our team triumphed over all the others. Our army triumphed over theirs.
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To defeat someone or something, especially in a noteworthy contest: By the end of the movie, good triumphs over evil and everybody is happy.
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