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- (idiomatic, transitive) To overcome.
- I'm trying to get over my fear of flying.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To recover (from).
- I'm having problems getting over a bad cold.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To forget and move on.
- She was in love with me for 10 years, and still hasn't got over the fact that the feeling wasn't mutual.
- (idiomatic, transitive) To successfully communicate; to get across.
- In our lectures we need to get over the importance of online safety.
- (rugby) To score a try.
- 2011 February 13, Lyle Jackson, “Ireland 22-25 France”, in BBC:
- Ireland got their second try not long before half-time with O'Leary, an injury doubt all week with a stiff back, just about getting over for a try which was confirmed by the video referee.
- 2023 October 28, Leighton Koopman, “YES!!! The Springboks beat the All Blacks to win another Rugby World Cup title”, in Independent Online:
- But when a side plays for almost 20 of the first 40 minutes with only 14 men, you have to make that advantage count in your favour. Credit must go to the three-time champions for keeping the world champions from getting over for five points.
- (professional wrestling slang) The process of wrestler(s) getting popular with the audience as a character or faction.
recover — see recover
to forget, and move on