overover2 ●●● S1 W1 adverb, adjective 1 LIE DOWNfalling down from an upright position into a position of lying on a surface He was so drunk he fell over in the road. Mind you don’t knock the candle over. Engineers are working to prevent the tower from toppling over.2 FOLDbending/folding so that someone or something is no longer straight or flat, but is bent or folded in the middle As Sheila bent over, a sudden pain shot up her back. He folded the paper over and put it in his pocket.3 CROSSacross a) from one side of an object, space, or area to the other side There are only three canoes so some people will have to swim over. The wall was crumbling where children had climbed over. I went over (=crossed the room, street etc) to say hello, but Vincent didn’t recognize me.over to We flew over to the US to visit my Aunt Polly.over from One of my cousins is coming over from France with his wife and daughter. Come over here and see what I’ve found. b) in a place that is on the other side of a space or area Bill lives over on the other side of town. She was standing over by the window. Do you see that building over there?4 PLACEin or to a place in or to a particular house, city etc You really should come over and see our new house. I spent the whole day over at Gabby’s place. We could drive over to Oxford this afternoon.5 finished if an event or period of time is over, it has finished Is the meeting over yet?over (and done) with (=used about something unpleasant) I’m so glad the mid-term exams are over and done with. You’d better give them the bad news. Do it now – get it over with.6 to the side towards one side The bus pulled over to the side of the road. Would you move over, so I can sit next to you.7 GIVEgiving from one person or group to another The attacker was ordered to hand over his weapon. Most of the money has been signed over to his children.8 EXCHANGEchanging from one position or system to another The guards change over at midnight. We switched over from electricity to gas because it was cheaper.9 SIDEturning so that the bottom or the other side of something can now be seen Turn the box over and open it at that end. Josh rolled over and went back to sleep.10 MORE THAN A NUMBER OR AMOUNTmore than more than or higher than a particular number, amount, or level opp under Almost 40% of women are size 14 or over. People earning £33,000 and over will pay the higher rate of tax.11 very/too used before an adjective or adverb to mean ‘very’ or ‘too’ She didn’t seem over pleased when I asked her to wait. Perhaps we were all over enthusiastic about the project.12 REMAIN/BE LEFTremaining an amount of something that is over is what remains after some of it has been used There should be some money over when I’ve paid all the bills. There was a little food left over from the party.13 COVERcovered used to show that something is completely covered with a substance or material Most of the windows have been boarded over. Parts of the river were iced over.over with The door had been painted over with a bright red varnish.14 above above someone or something We stood on the roof watching the planes fly over.15 CAREFULtalking/thinking/reading in a detailed and careful way After talking it over with my wife, I’ve decided to retire. I’ll need time to read the contract over before I sign. Think it over carefully before you make a decision.16 again American English if you start or do something over, you do it again I got mixed up and had to start over.17 → over and over (again)18 → twice over/three times over etc19 → all over again20 → over to somebody21 TCradio message spoken used when communicating by radio to show that you have finished speaking Are you hearing me loud and clear? Over.22 → over against something23 → it’s not over until the fat lady sings
Examples from the Corpusover• Almost 40 percent of women are size 14 or over.• I got so dizzy that I almost fell over.• Place the cheese filling in the middle of the pastry and fold it over.• The puzzle is for kids aged ten and over.• Turn the box over and open it at that end.• Josh rolled over and went back to sleep.• I'm over here!• The men agreed to hand over the stolen money to the authorities.• The wind blew over the table.• Dan bent over to pick up the keys.over there• There is great shouting and cheering over there.• You know she was downstairs drank it over there.• Well, I guess you could do it over there actually.• You went to pick up the check, you were over there, not by yourself.• And none for you, either, or for Jeanne over there, or Wyatt, or anybody.• Even that fat court officer over there, that tub Kamiiisky.over (and done) with• Now I've got to save up and get it over and done with.• Remove the failed bud, clean off any browning on the stem and paint over with a protective fungicidal paint such as Arbrex.• Did you talk it over with di Marco?• She should talk the situation over with Helen, she thought; but then said nothing.• Talk it over with her and let her tell you the truth.• Lee, who'd begun to climb it, trying to pull Caspar over with him, lost his balance and fell.• The engine of the big mechanical monster was ticking over with the deep throb of impatient, reined-in horsepower.and over• Hamilton has estimated that these two projects and the offshore development will create some 3,000 construction jobs and over 200 permanent jobs.• The finals consisted of 8 men's and ladies' veterans events from 40 to 65 years and over.• We hear one story being told over and over again, in many different ways, and with many different outcomes.• All saying the same thing over and over, and pushing and cajoling?• Go through gate on to sunken road and over stile on opposite bank.• You hear it over and over, talking with folks hereabouts.• Influenced by the lower pound, earnings jumped by 22 percent during the period and over the nine months.over with• The door had been painted over with a bright red varnish.