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parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective, noun
all over with, be over, be over someone, get over, over and above, over and over
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: up and 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 blanket over the sleeping child.She spread a clean cloth over the table.
definition 5: more than.
He must be over eighty years old by now.
definition 6: throughout.
He rambled over the countryside.
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definition 7: in the time of; during.
The snow has been piling up over the last few days.We took some nice trips over the summer.
definition 8: on the other side of.
Their folks lived in the town over the mountain.
definition 9: on the subject of.
The debate over the war continues.They usually fought over money matters.I need to think over this question for a while.
definition 10: by the means of (used esp. with regard to a mode of communication); via.
We talked over the phone.He heard it over the radio this morning.They buy a lot of things over the internet.
definition 11: in preference to.
I liked her over him.
definition 12: no longer feeling the effects of; recovered from.
Is she over her illness yet?I'm over my infatuation with him now.We seem to be over the worst of the hurricane at this point.It took years before he was finally over his divorce.It was a tragedy and we still haven't gotten over it.
phrase: be over someone, get over, over and above
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: across a space.
We sailed over to the island.
definition 2: toward one's own location across a space or toward someone else's location across a space.
Come over here and look at this.I went over to see her last night.Some friends are coming over this weekend.
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definition 3: so as to cover something.
This part of the lawn is where they will pave over.
definition 4: to the side.
We need more room. Could you move over?
definition 5: through or across the breadth of something.
They traveled the world over.
definition 6: across the edge of and down.
The water is boiling over.
definition 7: in excess of a limit.
The speech ran over.
definition 8: in continuation.
This will carry over till tomorrow.
definition 9: to a different side or point of view.
We won them over.
definition 10: once again; again.
If you make a mistake, you'll have to do the work over.I read the article over but I still didn't understand it.
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afresh, anew
definition 11: toward the ground or other supporting surface; down.
He bent over to plant his seedlings.The snowman fell over in the wind.The dog knocked the chess pieces over.
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definition 12: out of possession of.
Turn over your weapons.
definition 13: from beginning to end, sometimes intensively.
I'm reading over my notes.
phrase: over and over
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: finished; concluded.
I'll pick you up when the concert is over.When the war was over, they returned to their home.
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definition 2: in excess (often used in combination).
I had enough money to buy the tickets--and five dollars over.We seem to have an oversupply of pencils.
phrase: all over with, be over
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 can mean the same thing, but it also means at a higher place than something else while continually moving from one point to another.
  • There is a plane above us.
  • The plane flew over our house.