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English definition of “over”


preposition (CONNECTED WITH)    /ˈəʊ.vər/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ/
C2 (referring to a cause of interest , worry , discussion , etc.) connected with or about: There's no point in arguing over something so unimportant . I need time to talk / think over your proposal (= to discuss / consider it carefully ). The legal battle was over who should have custody of the child .Linking and relatingRegarding and concerning 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
(Definition of over preposition (CONNECTED WITH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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