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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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