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come over sb

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb (came, come)
C1 to influence someone suddenly to behave in a particular way: I'm sorry! That was a stupid thing to say - I don't know what came over me.humorous He gave you a present! What's come over him?
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