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come over

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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome over
he/she/itcomes over
present participlecoming over
past tensecame over
past participlecome over
  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

See also main entry: come


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