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English definition of “over”


adverb (ACROSS)    /ˈəʊ.vər/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ/
B1 across ; from one side or place to another: She leaned over and kissed me. A fighter plane flew over. Why don't you come over (= come to my house ) for dinner on Thursday ? I've got a friend over from Canada this week (= a friend came from Canada and is staying with me). Now we're going over to (= there will be a broadcast from) Wembley for commentary on the Cup Final . Come over here - it's warmer . Who's that man over there?Through, across, opposite and against B2 describes the way an object moves or is moved so that a different part of it is facing up: She turned another page over. The dog rolled over onto its back. The children rolled over and over (= turned over many times ) down the gentle slope .PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible changing or exchanging position : Would you mind changing / swapping those plates over? She changed over to editing from marketing . Why should we hand over the money to them? I've done all I can - now it's over to you (= it's your turn to take action ).PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessible Grammar:Across, over or through?Grammar:AcrossWe use across as a preposition (prep) and an adverb (adv). Across means on the other side of something, or from one side to the other of something which has sides or limits such as a city, road or river:Grammar:OverWe use over as a preposition and an adverb to refer to something at a higher position than something else, sometimes involving movement from one side to another:Grammar:Across or through?Grammar:Across, over and through: typical errorsGrammar:OverOver is a preposition, adverb, adjective or prefix.Grammar:Over as a prepositionGrammar:Over as an adverbWe can use over as an adverb to talk about movement above something or someone:Grammar:Over as an adjective: be overWe can use be over to mean ‘finished’, ‘at an end’:Grammar:Over as a prefixWe can use over as a prefix to mean ‘too much’. We connect over to the word which comes after it, sometimes with a hyphen after over:Grammar:Over: typical errors
(Definition of over adverb (ACROSS) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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