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Why don't you come over and have dinner with us sometime?
I think the kids are over at Pam's place.
Lawrence walked over to the window and looked out.
Helen was born in Australia, but she's been living over here for 11 years.
Moore's fourth marriage was over after only 18 months.
When the war began in August 1914, they said it would be all over by Christmas.
We're all so relieved that the trial is over and done with.
Losing her brother was a terrible shock and she isn't over it yet.
He'll soon get over his disappointment.
Malaria is a serious illness and you're not going to be over it in a couple of days.
You row and I'll sit in the back of the boat and steer – then later on we'll change over.
We went over to Internet banking because it saved time and money.
In Sweden they switched over from driving on the left to driving on the right.
This is the American English definition of over. View British English definition of over.
a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve
a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple stylesadd a word
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