Meaning of “go over sth” in the English Dictionary

"go over sth" in British English

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go over sth

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb 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 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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  • We're are still going over the details of the contract.
  • It's a good idea to get someone to go over your application form before you submit it.
  • Investigators have been going over the events that led to the accident.
  • The inspectors went over the engine in meticulous detail.
  • The lawyers are busy going over the details of the contract.

(STUDY)

to study or explain something:

I always go over my notes just before I go into an exam.
Could you go over the main points of your argument again, Professor?

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  • The report goes over the main points raised at the meeting.
  • Make sure you go over the safety instructions before operating the equipment.
  • I quickly went over my notes before going into the exam.
  • She asked the lecturer to go over a couple of points raised in the lecture.
  • They spent hours going over their textbooks.

(Definition of “go over sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"go over sth" in Business English

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go over sth

phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us verb going, went, gone

to examine or look at something in a careful or detailed way:

I've gone over the problem several times, but I can't think of a solution.

(Definition of “go over sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)