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.