get over

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Analytic form of the earlier overget.


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get over (third-person singular simple present gets over, present participle getting over, simple past got over, past participle (UK) got over or (US) gotten over)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) To overcome.
    I'm trying to get over my fear of flying.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) To recover (from).
    I'm having problems getting over a bad cold.
  3. (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.
  4. (idiomatic, transitive) To successfully communicate; to get across.
    In our lectures we need to get over the importance of online safety.
  5. (rugby) To score a try.
    • 2011 February 13, Lyle Jackson, “Ireland 22-25 France”, in BBC[1]:
      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[2]:
      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.
  6. (professional wrestling slang) The process of wrestler(s) getting popular with the audience as a character or faction.


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