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English verb: get over

1. get over (motion) travel across or pass over

SamplesThe caravan covered almost 100 miles each day.

Synonymscover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, pass over, track, traverse

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go across, go through, pass

Narrower (hyponym)bridge, course, crisscross, drive, ford, hop, jaywalk, stride, take, tramp, walk

2. get over (creation) to bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end

SamplesLet's get this job over with.
It's a question of getting over an unpleasant task.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)accomplish, action, carry out, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill

3. get over (change) improve in health

SamplesHe got well fast.

Synonymsbounce back, get well

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, better, improve, meliorate

Antonymsget worse, relapse

4. get over (competition) get on top of; deal with successfully

SamplesHe overcame his shyness.

Synonymsmaster, overcome, subdue, surmount

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

Narrower (hyponym)bulldog

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