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over  


      prep  
1    directly above; on the top of; via the top or upper surface of  
over one's head     
2    on or to the other side of  
over the river     
3    during; through, or throughout (a period of time)  
4    in or throughout all parts of  
to travel over England     
5    throughout the whole extent of  
over the racecourse     
6    above; in preference to  
I like that over everything else     
7    by the agency of (an instrument of telecommunication)  
we heard it over the radio     
8    more than  
over a century ago     
9    on the subject of; about  
an argument over nothing     
10    while occupied in  
discussing business over golf     
11    having recovered from the effects of  
she's not over that last love affair yet     
12    over and above   added to; in addition to  
he earns a large amount over and above his salary     
      adv  
13    in a state, condition, situation, or position that is or has been placed or put over something  
to climb over     
14    particle   so as to cause to fall  
knocking over a policeman     
15    at or to a point across intervening space, water, etc.  
come over and see us, over in America     
16    throughout a whole area  
the world over     
17    particle   from beginning to end, usually cursorily  
to read a document over     
18    throughout a period of time  
stay over for this week     
19    (esp. in signalling and radio) it is now your turn to speak, act, etc.  
20    more than is expected or usual  
not over well     
21    over again   once more  
22    over against  
a    opposite to  
b    contrasting with  
23    over and over   often foll by: again   repeatedly  
24    over the odds  
a    in addition, esp. when not expected  
b    unfair or excessive  
      adj  
25    postpositive   finished; no longer in progress  
is the concert over yet?     
      adv  
      adj  
26    remaining; surplus (often in the phrase left over)  
      n  
27      (Cricket)  
a    a series of six balls bowled by a bowler from the same end of the pitch  
b    the play during this  
     (Old English ofer; related to Old High German ubir, obar, Old Norse yfir, Latin super, Greek huper)  


all-over  
      adj   covering the entire surface  
bind over  
      vb   tr, adv   to place (a person) under a legal obligation, such as one to keep the peace  
blow over  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to cease or be finished  
the storm blew over     
2    to be forgotten  
the scandal will blow over     
boil over  
      vb   adv  
1    to overflow or cause to overflow while boiling  
2    intr   to burst out in anger or excitement  
she boiled over at the mention of his name     
bowl over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    Informal   to surprise (a person) greatly, esp. in a pleasant way; astound; amaze  
he was bowled over by our gift     
2    to knock (a person or thing) down; cause to fall over  
bring over  
      vb   tr, adv   to cause (a person) to change allegiances  
carry over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to postpone or defer  
2      (Book-keeping, tax accounting)      another term for       carry forward  
3    (on the London Stock Exchange) to postpone (payment or settlement) until the next account day  
      n  
  carry-over  
4    something left over for future use, esp. goods to be sold  
5      (Book-keeping)   a sum or balance carried forward  
6       another name for       contango  
7      (Tax accounting)      another name for       carry-forward  
chew over  
      vb   tr, adv   to consider carefully; ruminate on  
come over  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   (of a person or his words) to communicate the intended meaning or impression  
he came over very well     
2    adv   to change allegiances  
some people came over to our side in the war     
3    Informal   to undergo or feel a particular sensation  
I came over funny     
      n  
  comeover  
4    (in the Isle of Man) a person who has come over from the mainland of Britain to settle  
crossing over  
      n     (Biology)   the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the diplotene stage of meiosis. It results in the rearrangement of genes and produces variation in the inherited characteristics of the offspring  
   See also       linkage       4  
deck over  
      vb   tr   to complete the construction of the upper deck between the bulwarks of (a vessel)  
do over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    Informal   to renovate or redecorate  
2      (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)  
slang   to beat up; thrash  
fall over  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to lose one's balance and collapse to the ground  
2    to fall from an upright position  
the vase fell over     
3    fall over oneself   to do everything within one's power  
he fell over himself to be as helpful as possible     
get over  
      vb  
1    to cross or surmount (something)  
get the children over the fence     
2    intr, prep   to recover from (an illness, shock, etc.)  
3    intr, prep   to overcome or master (a problem)  
you'll soon get over your shyness     
4    intr, prep   to appreciate fully  
I just can't get over seeing you again     
5    tr, adv   to communicate effectively  
he had difficulty getting the message over     
6    tr, adv; sometimes foll by: with   to bring (something necessary but unpleasant) to an end  
let's get this job over with quickly     
give over  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to transfer, esp. to the care or custody of another  
2    tr   to assign or resign to a specific purpose or function  
the day was given over to pleasure     
3    Informal   to cease (an activity)  
give over fighting, will you!     
gloss over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to hide under a deceptively attractive surface or appearance  
2    to deal with (unpleasant facts) rapidly and cursorily, or to omit them altogether from an account of something  
going-over  
      n   pl   , goings-over  
Informal  
1    a check, examination, or investigation  
2    a castigation or thrashing  
go over  
      vb   intr  
1    to be received in a specified manner  
the concert went over very well     
2    prep     (Also)    go through   to examine and revise as necessary  
he went over the accounts     
3    prep     (Also)    go through   to clean  
she went over the room before her mother came     
4    prep   to check and repair  
can you go over my car please?     
5    prep     (Also)    go through   to rehearse  
I'll go over my lines before the play     
6    adv; foll by: to  
a    to change (to a different practice or system)  
will Britain ever go over to driving on the right?     
b    to change one's allegiances  
7    prep  
Slang   to do physical violence to  
they went over him with an iron bar     
half seas over  
      adj     (Brit)  
informal   drunk  
hand over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to surrender possession of; transfer  
      n  
  handover  
2    a transfer, surrender  
hold over  
      vb   tr, mainly adv  
1    to defer consideration of or action on  
2    to postpone for a further period  
3    to prolong (a note, chord, etc.) from one bar to the next  
4    prep   to intimidate (a person) with (a threat)  
      n  
  holdover     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal  
5    an elected official who continues in office after his term has expired  
6    a performer or performance continuing beyond the original engagement  
keel over  
      vb   adv  
1    to turn upside down; capsize  
2    intr  
Informal   to collapse suddenly  
lay over     (U.S. and Canadian)  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to postpone for future action  
2    intr   to make a temporary stop in a journey  
      n  
  layover  
3    a break in a journey, esp. in waiting for a connection  
look over  
      vb  
1    intr, prep   to inspect by making a tour of (a factory, house, etc.)  
we looked over the country house     
2    tr, adv   to examine (a document, letter, etc.)  
please look the papers over quickly     
      n  
  lookover  
3    an inspection: often, specifically, a brief or cursory one  
maiden over  
      n     (Cricket)   an over in which no runs are scored  
make over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to transfer the title or possession of (property, etc.)  
2    to renovate or remodel  
she made over the dress to fit her sister     
      n  
  makeover  
3    a complete remodelling  
4    a series of alterations, including beauty treatments and new clothes, intended to make a noticeable improvement in a person's appearance  
once-over  
      n  
Informal  
1    a quick examination or appraisal  
2    a quick but comprehensive piece of work  
3    a violent beating or thrashing (esp. in the phrase give (a person or thing) the (or a) once-over)  
over-  
      prefix  
1    excessive or excessively; beyond an agreed or desirable limit  
overcharge, overdue, oversimplify     
2    indicating superior rank  
overseer     
3    indicating location or movement above  
overhang     
4    indicating movement downwards  
overthrow     
over-the-counter  
      adj  
1   
a    (of securities) not listed or quoted on a stock exchange  
b    (of a security market) dealing in such securities  
c    (of security transactions) conducted through a broker's office directly between purchaser and seller and not on a stock exchange  
2    (of medicinal drugs) able to be sold without a prescription,   (Abbrev.)    OTC  
over-under     (U.S.)  
      adj  
1    (of a two-barrelled firearm) having one barrel on top of the other  
      n  
2    an over-under firearm  
over-use  
      vb   tr  
1    to use excessively  
      n  
2    excessive use  
paper over  
      vb   tr, adv   to conceal (something controversial or unpleasant)  
pass over  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to take no notice of; disregard  
they passed me over in the last round of promotions     
2    intr, prep   to disregard (something bad or embarrassing)  
we shall pass over your former faults     
put over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    Informal   to communicate (facts, information, etc.) comprehensibly  
he puts his thoughts over badly     
2      (Chiefly U.S.)   to postpone; defer  
the match was put over a week        (Brit. equivalent)    put off  
3    put (a fast) one over on  
Informal   to get (someone) to accept or believe a claim, excuse, etc., by deception  
he put one over on his boss     
roll over  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to overturn  
2       See       roll       17  
3    tr   to allow (a loan, prize, etc.) to continue in force for a further period  
      n  
  rollover  
4   
a    an instance of such continuance of a loan, prize, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a rollover jackpot     
rove-over  
      adj     (Prosody)   (in sprung rhythm) denoting a metrical foot left incomplete at the end of one line and completed in the next  
row over  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to win a rowing race unopposed, by rowing the course  
      n  
  rowover  
2    the act of doing this  
run over  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to knock down (a person) with a moving vehicle  
2    intr   to overflow the capacity of (a container)  
3    intr, prep   to examine hastily or make a rapid survey of  
4    intr, prep   to exceed (a limit)  
we've run over our time     
see over   , round  
      vb   intr, prep   to inspect by making a tour of  
she said she'd like to see over the house     
sit over  
      vb   intr, prep     (Cards)   to be seated in an advantageous position on the left of (the player)  
skate over  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to cross on or as if on skates  
2    to avoid dealing with (a matter) fully  
slide over  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to cross by or as if by sliding.  
2    to avoid dealing with (a matter) fully  
smooth over  
      vb   tr   to ease or gloss over  
to smooth over a situation     
spill over  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to overflow or be forced out of an area, container, etc.  
      n  
  spillover  
2      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   the act of spilling over  
3      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   the excess part of something  
4      (Economics)   any indirect effect of public expenditure  
stand over  
      vb  
1    intr, prep   to watch closely; keep tight control over  
2    adv   to postpone or be postponed  
3    intr, prep     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to threaten or intimidate (a person)  
      n  
  standover  
4      (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   a threatening or intimidating act  
take over  
      vb   adv  
1    to assume the control or management of  
2      (Printing)   to move (copy) to the next line  
      n  
  takeover  
3   
a    the act of seizing or assuming power, control, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
takeover bid     
4      (Sport)      another word for       changeover       3  
think over  
      vb   tr, adv   to ponder or consider  
to think over a problem     
throw over  
      vb   tr, adv   to forsake or abandon; jilt  
tick over  
      vb   intr, adv  
1      (Also)    idle     (Brit)   (of an engine) to run at low speed with the throttle control closed and the transmission disengaged  
2    to run smoothly without any major changes  
keep the firm ticking over until I get back     
      n  
  tick-over  
3      (Brit)  
a    the speed of an engine when it is ticking over  
b    (as modifier)  
tick-over speed     
tide over  
      vb   tr   to help to get through (a period of difficulty, distress, etc.)  
the money tided him over until he got a job     
turn over  
      vb  
      adv  
1    to change or cause to change position, esp. so as to reverse top and bottom  
2    to start (an engine), esp. with a starting handle, or (of an engine) to start or function correctly  
3    to shift or cause to shift position, as by rolling from side to side  
4    tr   to deliver; transfer  
5    tr   to consider carefully  
he turned over the problem for hours     
6    tr  
a    to sell and replenish (stock in trade)  
b    to transact business and so generate gross revenue of (a specified sum)  
7    tr   to invest and recover (capital)  
8    tr  
Slang   to rob  
9    to reform; resolve to improve one's behaviour  
      n  
  turnover  
10   
a    the amount of business, usually expressed in terms of gross revenue, transacted during a specified period  
b    (as modifier)  
a turnover tax     
11    the rate at which stock in trade is sold and replenished  
12    a change or reversal of position  
13    a small semicircular or triangular pastry case filled with fruit, jam, etc.  
14   
a    the number of workers employed by a firm in a given period to replace those who have left  
b    the ratio between this number and the average number of employees during the same period  
15      (Banking)   the amount of capital funds loaned on call during a specified period  
      adj  
16    prenominal   able or designed to be turned or folded over  
a turnover collar     
up-and-over  
      adj   (of a door, etc.) opened by being lifted and moved into a horizontal position  
voice-over  
      n   the voice of an unseen commentator heard during a film, television programme, etc.  
warm over  
      vb   tr, adv  
1      (U.S. and Canadian)   to reheat (food)  
2    Informal   to present (an idea, etc.) again, esp. without freshness or originality  
win over  
      vb   tr, adv   to gain the support or consent of (someone),   (Also)    win round  
work over  
      vb  
1    tr, adv   to do again; repeat  
2    intr, prep   to examine closely and thoroughly  
3    tr, adv  
Slang   to assault or thrash  
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over  


      adj  
1    accomplished, ancient history     (informal)   at an end, by, bygone, closed, completed, concluded, done (with), ended, finished, gone, past, settled, up     (informal)  
      adj  
      adv  
2    beyond, extra, in addition, in excess, left over, remaining, superfluous, surplus, unused  
      prep  
3    above, on, on top of, superior to, upon  
4    above, exceeding, in excess of, more than  
      adv  
5    above, aloft, on high, overhead  
6    over and above      added to, as well as, besides, in addition to, let alone, not to mention, on top of, plus  
7    over and over (again)      ad nauseam, again and again, frequently, often, repeatedly, time and again  


blow over     
be forgotten, cease, die down, disappear, end, finish, pass, pass away, subside, vanish  
bowl over  
1    amaze, astonish, astound, dumbfound, stagger, startle, stun, surprise, sweep off one's feet  
2    bring down, deck     (slang)   fell, floor, knock down, overthrow, overturn  
get over  
1    cross, ford, get across, pass, pass over, surmount, traverse  
2    come round, get better, mend, pull through, rally, recover from, revive, survive  
3    defeat, get the better of, master, overcome, shake off  
4    communicate, convey, get or put across, impart, make clear or understood  
going-over  
1    analysis, check, examination, inspection, investigation, perusal, recce     (slang)   review, scrutiny, study, survey  
2    beating, buffeting, doing     (informal)   drubbing, pasting     (slang)   thrashing, thumping, whipping  
3    castigation, chastisement, chiding, dressing-down     (informal)   lecture, rebuke, reprimand, row, scolding, talking-to     (informal)   tongue-lashing  
go over  
1    examine, inspect, rehearse, reiterate, review, revise, study, work over  
2    peruse, read, scan, skim  
hand over     
deliver, donate, fork out or up     (slang)   present, release, surrender, transfer, turn over, yield  
hang over     
be imminent, impend, loom, menace, threaten  
hold over     
adjourn, defer, delay, postpone, put off, suspend, take a rain check on     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   waive  
keel over     
black out     (informal)   capsize, collapse, faint, founder, overturn, pass out, swoon     (literary)   topple over, upset  
look over     
cast an eye over, check, check out     (informal)   examine, eyeball     (U.S. slang)   flick through, inspect, look through, monitor, peruse, scan, take a dekko at     (Brit. slang)   view, work over  
pass over     
discount, disregard, forget, ignore, not dwell on, omit, overlook, pass by, take no notice of  
run over  
1    hit, knock down, knock over, run down, strike  
2    brim over, overflow, spill, spill over  
3    check, examine, go over, go through, rehearse, reiterate, review, run through, survey  
see over     
inspect, look round, see round, tour  
take over     
assume control of, become leader of, come to power, gain control of, succeed to, take command of  
think over     
chew over     (informal)   consider, consider the pros and cons of, contemplate, give thought to, mull over, ponder, rack one's brains, reflect upon, turn over in one's mind, weigh up  
throw over     
abandon, break with, chuck     (informal)   desert, discard, drop     (informal)   finish with, forsake, jilt, leave, quit, split up with, walk out on     (informal)  
tide over     
aid, assist, bridge the gap, help, keep one going, keep one's head above water, keep the wolf from the door, see one through  
turn over  
1    capsize, flip over, keel over, overturn, reverse, tip over, upend, upset  
2    activate, crank, press the starter button, set going, set in motion, start up, switch on, switch on the ignition, warm up  
3    assign, commend, commit, deliver, give over, give up, hand over, pass on, render, surrender, transfer, yield  
4    consider, contemplate, deliberate, give thought to, mull over, ponder, reflect on, revolve, ruminate about, think about, think over, wonder about  
5    break up, dig, plough  
watch over     
defend, guard, keep safe, look after, preserve, protect, shelter, shield, stand guard over  

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put across      , over         
communicate, convey, explain, get across, get through, make clear, make oneself understood, spell out  


blow over     
be forgotten, cease, die down, disappear, end, finish, pass, pass away, subside, vanish  
bowl over  
1    amaze, astonish, astound, dumbfound, stagger, startle, stun, surprise, sweep off one's feet  
2    bring down, deck     (slang)   fell, floor, knock down, overthrow, overturn  
get over  
1    cross, ford, get across, pass, pass over, surmount, traverse  
2    come round, get better, mend, pull through, rally, recover from, revive, survive  
3    defeat, get the better of, master, overcome, shake off  
4    communicate, convey, get or put across, impart, make clear or understood  
going-over  
1    analysis, check, examination, inspection, investigation, perusal, recce     (slang)   review, scrutiny, study, survey  
2    beating, buffeting, doing     (informal)   drubbing, pasting     (slang)   thrashing, thumping, whipping  
3    castigation, chastisement, chiding, dressing-down     (informal)   lecture, rebuke, reprimand, row, scolding, talking-to     (informal)   tongue-lashing  
go over  
1    examine, inspect, rehearse, reiterate, review, revise, study, work over  
2    peruse, read, scan, skim  
hand over     
deliver, donate, fork out or up     (slang)   present, release, surrender, transfer, turn over, yield  
hang over     
be imminent, impend, loom, menace, threaten  
hold over     
adjourn, defer, delay, postpone, put off, suspend, take a rain check on     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   waive  
keel over     
black out     (informal)   capsize, collapse, faint, founder, overturn, pass out, swoon     (literary)   topple over, upset  
look over     
cast an eye over, check, check out            (informal)   examine, eyeball     (U.S. slang)   flick through, inspect, look through, monitor, peruse, scan, take a dekko at     (Brit. slang)   view, work over  
over  
      adj  
1    accomplished, ancient history     (informal)   at an end, by, bygone, closed, completed, concluded, done (with), ended, finished, gone, past, settled, up     (informal)  
      adj  
      adv  
2    beyond, extra, in addition, in excess, left over, remaining, superfluous, surplus, unused  
      prep  
3    above, on, on top of, superior to, upon  
4    above, exceeding, in excess of, more than  
      adv  
5    above, aloft, on high, overhead  
6    over and above      added to, as well as, besides, in addition to, let alone, not to mention, on top of, plus  
7    over and over (again)      ad nauseam, again and again, frequently, often, repeatedly, time and again  
pass over     
discount, disregard, forget, ignore, not dwell on, omit, overlook, pass by, take no notice of  
run over  
1    hit, knock down, knock over, run down, strike  
2    brim over, overflow, spill, spill over  
3    check, examine, go over, go through, rehearse, reiterate, review, run through, survey  
see over     
inspect, look round, see round, tour  
take over     
assume control of, become leader of, come to power, gain control of, succeed to, take command of  
think over     
chew over            (informal)   consider, consider the pros and cons of, contemplate, give thought to, mull over, ponder, rack one's brains, reflect upon, turn over in one's mind, weigh up  
throw over     
abandon, break with, chuck     (informal)   desert, discard, drop     (informal)   finish with, forsake, jilt, leave, quit, split up with, walk out on     (informal)  
tide over     
aid, assist, bridge the gap, help, keep one going, keep one's head above water, keep the wolf from the door, see one through  
turn over  
1    capsize, flip over, keel over, overturn, reverse, tip over, upend, upset  
2    activate, crank, press the starter button, set going, set in motion, start up, switch on, switch on the ignition, warm up  
3    assign, commend, commit, deliver, give over, give up, hand over, pass on, render, surrender, transfer, yield  
4    consider, contemplate, deliberate, give thought to, mull over, ponder, reflect on, revolve, ruminate about, think about, think over, wonder about  
5    break up, dig, plough  
watch over     
defend, guard, keep safe, look after, preserve, protect, shelter, shield, stand guard over  

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See also:

over, over, all over, go ape over

lose sleep over something exp.
worry about something; be concerned about smth. (to the point of not being able to fall asleep)

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n.
proprietary rights over virtual assets
[Tech.]
n.
look at, look over, examine, evaluate
slang
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
n.
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
exp.
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
adj.
over-decorated, "bling-bling"
slang

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