extreme, paralysing/paralyzing
be overcome with, have

He was suddenly overcome with shyness.

conceal (esp. BrE)
conquer, forget, get over, lose, overcome

She had to work very hard to overcome her shyness.

She completely forgot her shyness in her fascination with what he was saying.


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