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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyget over
he/she/itgets over
present participlegetting over
past tensegot over
past participlegotten over
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  1. 1
    get over something to start to feel happy or well again after something bad has happened to you
    It can take weeks to get over an illness like that.
    Don’s pretty upset, but he’ll get over it.
  2. 2
    get over something to find a way to solve or deal with a difficult problem
    There are many hurdles still to get over before the new restaurant can open.
  3. 3

    get over

    or

    get over with

    get something over to do something or allow something to happen, because you want it to be finished or you want to start something else
    We decided to get the vacation over before we started decorating the house.
  4. 4
    British same as get
  5. 5
    can’t get over something used for saying that you are very surprised by something or think it is funny
    I just can’t get over how well we played!
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