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English definition of “come over”

come over

phrasal verb with come
 
 
/kʌm/ verb (past tense came, past participle come)
MOVE TOWARDS to come to a place, move from one place to another, or move towards someone: Come over here and I'll do your hair for you. Are your family coming over from Greece for the wedding?Advancing and moving forwardVisiting
SEEM to seem to be a particular type of person: Henry came over as a real enthusiast.Seeming and purporting to beFaking and pretending
(Definition of come over from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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