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phrasal verb [transitive] informal
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present tense
I/you/we/theydo over
he/she/itdoes over
present participledoing over
past tensedid over
past participledone over
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  1. 1
    [usually passive] British if your house has been done over, thieves have got into it and stolen things from it, usually causing damage
    As soon as I opened the door, I could see the place had been done over.
  2. 2
    British to attack someone and hit and kick them
    He was done over by a gang of kids.
  3. 3
    mainly American to decorate a building or room again in a completely different way
    Can we afford to have the house done over?
  4. 4
    do something over American to do something again from the beginning, especially because you did it badly the first time
    OK, we’ll do it over, but try to sing the right words this time.
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