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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyget over
he/she/itgets over
present participlegetting over
past tensegot over
past participlegot 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


    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 holidays over before we started decorating the house.
  4. 4
    British same as get
    We are trying to get this information over as clearly as possible.
  5. 5
    can’t get over something used for saying that you are very surprised by something
    I just can’t get over how well we played!
See also main entry: get


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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