get over (something or someone)
Definition of get over (something or someone)
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 : to stop feeling unhappy about (something) She's disappointed about their decision, but she'll get over it eventually.
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 : to become healthy again after (an illness) He had a bad cold, and he still hasn't gotten over it completely.
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 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
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a bill of divorce
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
: across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space
: across the goal line in football
: forward beyond an edge or brink and often down
: 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
: upper, higher
: outer, covering
: to leap over
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: some person : somebody
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