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get over sth/sb

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ ( present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US usually gotten) us  
B2 to get better after an illness, or feel better after something or someone has made you unhappy: She was only just getting over the flu when she got a stomach bug. It took him years to get over the shock of his wife dying. It took her months to get over Rupert when he finished the relationship.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 從(疾病或令人不快的事)中恢復過來…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从(疾病或令人不快的事)中恢复过来…
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