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go over sth

verb uk phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ us    /ɡoʊ/ ( present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

(EXAMINE)

B2 to examine or look at something in a careful or detailed way: Forensic scientists are going over the victim's flat in a search for clues about the murderer. Remember to go over your essay checking for grammar and spelling mistakes before you hand it in to me. I've gone over the problem several times, but I can't think of a solution.
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(STUDY)

to study or explain something: I always go over my revision notes just before I go into an exam. Could you go over the main points of your argument again, Professor?
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