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come over

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  

(SEEM)

C2 to seem to be a particular type of person: I watched the interview and felt he came over as quite arrogant.
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(MOVE)

C1 to come to a place, move from one place to another, or move towards someone: Come over here! Are your family coming over from Greece for the wedding?

(FEEL)

[L only + adj] UK to be influenced suddenly and unexpectedly by a strange feeling: I stood up too quickly and came over all dizzy/faint/peculiar.
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