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I/you/we/theycome over
he/she/itcomes over
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  1. 1
    [transitive]come over someone if a feeling comes over you, it suddenly affects you in a strong way
    A wave of anger came over him.
  2. 2
    [intransitive] to visit someone in the place where they are, especially their house
    Why don’t you come over for dinner?
    come over to: Come over to my place and we’ll discuss it.
  3. 3
    to travel to a place, especially a long way across water in order to live in a new country
    Her great-grandparents came over from Ireland in the nineteenth century.
  4. 4
    [intransitive] same as come across (sense 2)
    She comes over as quite naive.
  5. 5
    [intransitive] same as come across (sense 3)
    Stick to the facts and make sure they come over clearly.
  6. 6
    [linking verb] British informal to react in a particular way
    I came over all emotional when I saw him.
  7. 7
    not know what has come over someone to be unable to explain why someone is behaving in such a strange way
    He’s not normally so rude – I don’t know what’s come over him.
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