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o vr
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective, noun
over and above, all over with
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: above in position; higher than.
We're thankful to have a roof over our heads.
below, under
definition 2: above in authority.
I like to be my own boss and have no one over me.
definition 3: across to the other side of.
Try to hit the ball over the net.
definition 4: on top of, so as to cover.
He put a sheet over them.
definition 5: throughout.
He rambled over the countryside.
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definition 6: on the other side of.
the town over the mountain
definition 7: in the time of; during.
over the last few days
definition 8: on the subject of.
the debate over the war
definition 9: by the means of.
We talked over the phone.
definition 10: in preference to.
I liked her over him.
definition 11: more than.
He must be over eighty years old by now.
phrase: over and above
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: across a space.
We sailed over to the island.Why don't you come over for coffee?
definition 2: so as to cover.
They will pave over the lawn.
definition 3: to this or that place.
I went over to see her.
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definition 4: to the side.
Move over.
definition 5: through or across the breadth of.
The army burned over the countryside.
definition 6: across the edge of and down.
The water is boiling over.
definition 7: about; concerning.
She thought over what he had said.
definition 8: in excess of a limit.
The speech ran over.
definition 9: in continuation.
This will carry over till tomorrow.
definition 10: to a different side or point of view.
We won them over.
definition 11: once again; again.
Do the job over.
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afresh, anew
definition 12: toward the ground or other supporting surface; down.
She bent over.He fell over.The dog knocked the chess pieces over.
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definition 13: out of possession of.
Turn over your weapons.
definition 14: in a thorough manner.
I pored over the book.
definition 15: into the consciousness of.
It came over him that he had left her nothing to eat.
phrase: all over with
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: finished; concluded.
The story is over.
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definition 2: in excess (used in combination).
an oversupply of pencils
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quantity in excess; added amount.
definition 2: a segment of a cricket match that is played between the change of bowlers.
over or above?
Above means at a higher place. Over means above while moving across something.
  • There is a plane above us.
  • The plane flew over our house.