Definition of Go over

1. Verb. Hold a review (of troops).

Exact synonyms: Review, Survey
Generic synonyms: Inspect
Derivative terms: Review, Survey

2. Verb. Happen in a particular manner. "How did your talk go over?"
Exact synonyms: Come Off, Go Off
Generic synonyms: Come About, Fall Out, Go On, Hap, Happen, Occur, Pass, Pass Off, Take Place

3. Verb. Examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition. "They won't go over the story "; "Check out the engine"

4. Verb. Fall forward and down. "The old woman went over without a sound"
Exact synonyms: Fall Over
Generic synonyms: Break Down, Collapse

Definition of Go over

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To look at carefully; to scrutinize; to analyze. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To create a response or impression. ¹

3. Verb. (rugby) To score a try ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Go Over

go nuts
go off
go off at half-cock
go off at score
go off half-cocked
go off into the weeds
go off on one
go off the boil
go off the reservation
go on
go out
go out like a light
go out of one's way
go out on a limb
go out the window
go over (current term)
go over like a lead balloon
go over someone's head
go overboard
go past
go pear-shaped
go pear shaped
go pearshaped
go pee
go pill
go pills
go places
go platinum
go poof

Literary usage of Go over

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1883)
"I determine to go over to the continent—Friday and I construct a boat equal to carry twenty men—His dexterity in managing her—Friday brings intelligence of ..."

2. He knew he was right by Anthony Trollope (1869)
"1HE ROWLEYS go over THE ALPS. the thirteenth of May the Rowley family had established itself in Florence, purposing to remain either there or at the baths ..."

3. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard, William Caxton (1903)
"... seemeth it were too long to rehearse CHAPTER XIX How King Arthur and Sir Gawaine made a great host ready to go over sea to make 'war on Sir Launcelot. ..."

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