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preposition (MORE THAN)    /ˈəʊ.vər/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ/
A2 more than: Most of the carpets cost /are over £ 100 . Children over the age of twelve (= older than twelve) must pay the full price . I value quality of life over money .Large in number or quantity A2 increasing to further than a particular limit or point : They are already $25 million over budget .PresentAvailable and accessibleUnavailable and inaccessibleAbove and over over and above in addition to: They receive extra money over and above the usual welfare payments .Also, extra, and in addition Grammar:Above or over?When we use above as a preposition, it means ‘higher than’. Its meaning is close to that of the preposition over. In the following sentences, over can be used instead of above:Grammar: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
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