Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “get over sth/sb”

get over sth/sb

verb uk phrasal verb with get   /ɡet/ (present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or US 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.Recovering from illnessTaking pleasure in something
(Definition of get over sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of get over sth/sb?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “get over sth/sb”

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More