go over


went over; gone over; going over; goes over

intransitive verb

: to make one's way
going over to the store for supplies
: to become converted
: to win approval : succeed
glad it went over
: to be received
the film went over well

Example Sentences

his sales pitch went over as expected and he saw a 200% increase in his commissions
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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of go over was in 1645

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Cite this Entry

“Go over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20over. Accessed 29 May. 2023.

Kids Definition

go over

: to make one's way
going over to the store
: to be favorably received : succeed
the joke went over very well
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