get over (something or someone)

Definition of get over (something or someone)

  1. 1 :  to stop being controlled or bothered by (something, such as a problem or feeling) You need to get over your fear of being lied to.

  2. 2 :  to stop feeling unhappy about (something) She's disappointed about their decision, but she'll get over it eventually.

  3. 3 informal —used to say that one is very surprised or impressed by something I just can't get over how much weight you've lost!

  4. 4 :  to become healthy again after (an illness) He had a bad cold, and he still hasn't gotten over it completely.

  5. 5 :  to stop feeling unhappy after ending a relationship with (someone) He broke up with his girlfriend a couple of months ago, and he still hasn't gotten over her.

  6. 6 chiefly British :  to express (something) clearly so that it is understood I don't know if I was able to get over my message to them.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

  1. :  across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

    :  across the goal line in football

    :  forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

    : used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

    : used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. :  upper, higher

    :  outer, covering

    :  excessive

  1. :  to leap over

  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

  1. :  some person :  somebody

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clearly seen through or understood

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