get over

verb
1. travel across or pass over (Freq. 4)
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The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑crossing (for: ↑cross), ↑track (for: ↑track), ↑traverse (for: ↑traverse), ↑traverser (for: ↑traverse), ↑traversal (for: ↑traverse)
Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑go through, ↑go across
Hyponyms:
tramp, ↑stride, ↑walk, ↑crisscross, ↑ford, ↑bridge, ↑jaywalk, ↑drive, ↑take, ↑course, ↑hop
Verb Frames:
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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s PP

2. to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end (Freq. 1)
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Let's get this job over with

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It's a question of getting over an unpleasant task

Hypernyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

3. improve in health (Freq. 1)
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He got well fast

Syn: ↑get well, ↑bounce back
Ant: ↑get worse (for: ↑get well)
Hypernyms: ↑better, ↑improve, ↑ameliorate, ↑meliorate
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

4. get on top of; deal with successfully
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He overcame his shyness

Syn: ↑overcome, ↑subdue, ↑surmount, ↑master
Hypernyms: ↑beat, ↑beat out, ↑crush, ↑shell, ↑trounce, ↑vanquish
Hyponyms: ↑bulldog
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

* * *

1) recover from (an ailment or an upsetting or startling experience)

the trip will help him get over Sal's death

2) overcome (a difficulty)

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get over [phrasal verb]
1 get over (something)
1 a : to stop being controlled or bothered by (something, such as a problem or feeling)

You need to get over [=overcome] your fear of being lied to.

1 b : to stop feeling unhappy about (something)

She's disappointed about their decision, but she'll get over it eventually.

— used to say that you are very surprised or impressed by something

I just can't get over how much weight you've lost!

2 get over (an illness) : to become healthy again after (an illness)

He had a bad cold, and he still hasn't gotten over it completely.

3 get over (someone) : to stop feeling unhappy after ending a relationship with (someone)

He broke up with his girlfriend a couple of months ago, and he still hasn't gotten over her.

4 get (something) over
4 a or get (something) over with : to cause or experience the end of (something) : to finish (something)

I just want to get this ordeal over! = I just want to get this ordeal over with! = I just want to get this ordeal over and done with! [=I want this ordeal to end]

4 b or get over (something) chiefly Brit : to express (something) clearly so that it is understood

I don't know if I was able to get my message over [=across] to them.

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Main Entry:get

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