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come over sb

verb uk phrasal verb with come   /kʌm/ (came, come) us  
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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