Definition of get over in English:

get over

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phrasal verb

  • 1get over somethingRecover from an ailment or an upsetting or startling experience.

    ‘the trip will help him get over Sal's death’
    • ‘We just have to put it down to experience, get over it and get the necessary points required.’
    • ‘I went a few years ago and I haven't yet got over the experience.’
    • ‘The girl got over her shock and started laughing and other people joined in aware that she was unharmed.’
    • ‘For the children who survived the tsunami, painting what they saw and experienced is one way of getting over the trauma.’
    • ‘He took to the rinks again in 2001 to help him get over the death of his wife and to aid his recovery from a heart attack.’
    • ‘I know from personal experience that you never ever really get over this awful loss in your family.’
    • ‘I've gone through a very similar experience that I'm just getting over.’
    • ‘He wants to play more to help him get over the most painful loss that he had experienced.’
    • ‘It's horrible to have to get over a loss like the one you've experienced, but people do it all the time.’
    • ‘People get over all sorts of disabilities and recover from all sorts of things.’
    recover from, recuperate from, get better after, pull through, shrug off, survive, come round from
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    1. 1.1get over somethingOvercome a difficulty.
      ‘she is currently seeing a psychiatrist to get over her fear of answering the door’
      • ‘The montage serves to show Josey's difficulty in getting over, or at least learning to live with, what happened earlier.’
      • ‘We talk a lot about my difficulties with conversation and she suggests strategies for getting over them, some of which are more useful than others.’
      • ‘Jake hadn't been entirely pleased when Brian had been the one to help solve the case but he got over it.’
      • ‘Luckily she didn't make them and they got over their fears.’
      • ‘The Premier admitted that there were areas in their discussions where they had differences, but they got over it.’
      • ‘How you got over your troubles does not necessarily provide an insight into another's plight.’
      • ‘And I do think it's time I got over my obsessive need to pay on time, and in full.’
      • ‘After all, the country has still not quite got over the riots.’
      • ‘Joan got over this desperate drawback by slipping off to the library.’
      • ‘Countries that experience this level of violence usually take decades to get over it.’
      overcome, surmount, prevail over, triumph over, get the better of, master
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    2. 1.2get over someoneStop having romantic feelings about someone.
      • ‘he struggles to get over her’
  • 2get something over, get over somethingManage to communicate an idea or theory.

    ‘the company is keen to get the idea over’
    • ‘Re-making of subtitled horror films is just a way of getting a decent idea over to a lazy demographic that studios want to make some money off of.’
    • ‘Textbooks aim to get ideas over so that graduates are capable of understanding the technical literature.’
    • ‘You know I was the first in space, not these astronauts, but I couldn't get the ideas over to the people.’
    • ‘Communicating with players, getting a simple message over, inspiring a passion; all are part of it, but not the whole.’
    • ‘Though his facial expressions were usually enough to get the joke over, he occasionally punctuated his gags with imaginative effects.’
    • ‘We have to get the message over that to drop litter is anti-social behaviour.’
    • ‘I haven't the guts to say I'm not interested, but at least I got my message over that I'm working hard for A-Levels.’
    • ‘He always was a canny operator with the press and he quickly got his point over to them.’
    communicate, get across, put over, impart, convey, transmit, make understood, make clear, express
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