all over

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1all over

adverb

Definition of ALL OVER

1
:  over the whole extent <decorated all over with a flower pattern>
2
:  everywhere <looked all over for the book>
3
:  in every respect :  thoroughly <she is her mother all over>

Examples of ALL OVER

  1. <I've looked all over—even outside—and I can't find my other shoe.>
  2. <his writing style is his mentor's all over>

First Known Use of ALL OVER

15th century

2all over

preposition

Definition of ALL OVER

1
:  in eagerly affectionate, attentive, or aggressive pursuit of <the band's fans were all over them>
2
:  in or into a state marked by all-out criticism of <the press was all over the coach after the loss>

First Known Use of ALL OVER

1912

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