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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

13th Century

First Known Use of all over

13th century


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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

1600

First Known Use of all over

1600



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