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all over

adverb

Definition of all over

  1. 1 :  over the whole extent <decorated all over with a flower pattern>

  2. 2 :  everywhere <looked all over for the book>

  3. 3 :  in every respect :  thoroughly <she is her mother all over>



Examples of all over in a sentence

  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>



15th Century

First Known Use of all over

15th century


2

all over

preposition

Definition of all over

  1. 1 :  in eagerly affectionate, attentive, or aggressive pursuit of <the band's fans were all over them>

  2. 2 :  in or into a state marked by all-out criticism of <the press was all over the coach after the loss>



1912

First Known Use of all over

1912



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