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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theygo over
he/she/itgoes over
present participlegoing over
past tensewent over
past participlegone over
  1. 1
    [transitive] go over something to check something carefully

    Could you go over this report and correct any mistakes?

  2. 2
    [transitive] go over something to practise and repeat something in order to learn it

    Sue’s going to help me go over my lines for the play.

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  3. 3
    [intransitive] to move or travel towards someone or something
    go over to:

    He went over to the window and closed the curtains.

    They went over to John’s for dinner last night.

    go over (to someone/something) to do something:

    We had met a year ago, when I went over to Paris to see an exhibition.

    go over (to someone/something) and do something:

    Why don’t you go over and say hello?

  4. 4
    [intransitive] American to produce a particular reaction

    Last night’s performance went over very well.

    go over with:

    How did the news go over with your parents?

  5. 5
    [transitive] go over something to clean something, especially quickly
    go over something with something:

    He’d gone over the car with a cloth, wiping fingerprints from the steering wheel and the door handles.

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