- get over
- verb1. travel across or pass over (Freq. 4)-
The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day• Syn:↑traverse, ↑track, ↑cover, ↑cross, ↑pass over, ↑get across, ↑cut through, ↑cut across• Derivationally related forms: ↑crossing (for: ↑cross), ↑track (for: ↑track), ↑traverse (for: ↑traverse), ↑traverser (for: ↑traverse), ↑traversal (for: ↑traverse)• Hypernyms: ↑pass, ↑go through, ↑go across• Hyponyms:• Verb Frames:-
Something is ——ing PP-
Somebody ——s something-
Somebody ——s PP2. to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end (Freq. 1)-
Let's get this job over with-
It's a question of getting over an unpleasant task• Hypernyms:↑carry through, ↑accomplish, ↑execute, ↑carry out, ↑action, ↑fulfill, ↑fulfil• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s something3. improve in health (Freq. 1)-
He got well fast• Syn: ↑get well, ↑bounce back• Hypernyms: ↑better, ↑improve, ↑ameliorate, ↑meliorate• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s something4. get on top of; deal with successfully-
He overcame his shyness• Hyponyms: ↑bulldog• Verb Frames:-
Somebody ——s something
* * *1) recover from (an ailment or an upsetting or startling experience)
the trip will help him get over Sal's death2) overcome (a difficulty)
* * *get over [phrasal verb]1 get over (something)
You need to get over [=overcome] your fear of being lied to.
She's disappointed about their decision, but she'll get over it eventually.— used to say that you are very surprised or impressed by something
I just can't get over how much weight you've lost!2 get over (an illness) : to become healthy again after (an illness)
He had a bad cold, and he still hasn't gotten over it completely.
He broke up with his girlfriend a couple of months ago, and he still hasn't gotten over her.4 get (something) over4 a or get (something) over with : to cause or experience the end of (something) : to finish (something)
I just want to get this ordeal over! = I just want to get this ordeal over with! = I just want to get this ordeal over and done with! [=I want this ordeal to end]• • •Main Entry: ↑get
Useful english dictionary. 2012.