Definition of Get over

1. Verb. Travel across or pass over. "These men get over the river"; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

2. Verb. To bring (a necessary but unpleasant task) to an end. "It's a question of getting over an unpleasant task"

3. Verb. Improve in health. "He got well fast"
Exact synonyms: Bounce Back, Get Well
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Antonyms: Get Worse

4. Verb. Get on top of; deal with successfully. "He overcame his shyness"
Exact synonyms: Master, Overcome, Subdue, Surmount
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Out, Crush, Shell, Trounce, Vanquish
Specialized synonyms: Bulldog

Definition of Get over

1. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To overcome ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To recover (from) ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) To forget and move on ¹

4. Verb. (rugby) To score a try ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Get Over

get one over on
get onto
get out
get out of
get out of Dodge
get out of bed on the wrong side
get out of here
get out of jail free card
get out of there
get out of town
get out while the getting's good
get outside
get outta
get outta here
get over (current term)
get over with
get real
get rid of
get rolling
get round to
get sick
get someone's back up
get someone's goat
get someone's number
get someone onto something
get something off one's chest

Literary usage of Get over

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1. The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides, Henry Dale, Thomas Arnold (1873)
"... ablo with their present force to prevent Unbuilding of the wall down to tho sou. mediately snatched up, and Lad time to get over the river into a place ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"People who are capable of taking a hint like that deserve a mail-boat From The Queen. GETTING OVER IT. " You will get over it. ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"... misfortune or an evil day is to get over it For the time. Richard Grant White suggests that in the Shakespearian line Time and the hour runs through the ..."

4. Southern Literary Messenger (1849)
"... the largest size to reach Amsterdam without discharging a portion of their cargoes, which they were formerly obliged to do, in order to get over a bar. ..."

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