How many times have you wished you knew phrasal verbs better? Well, here is your chance to learn 32 phrasal verbs with “over” you can use in everyday situations.
Meaning: to move on from, to finish.
Ex: He broke up with his girlfriend last month but I don’t think he’s over her yet.
Meaning: may refer to an argument that has become forgotten or to something that fell because of the wind.
Ex: That huge argument over taxes in the parliament has been blown over, so it seems. Noone mentions it anymore.
The dustbins behind the restaurant were blown over in the last night’s storm and rubbish is everywhere.
Meaning: to be pleasantly surprised or impressed by something.
Ex: We were bowled over by beautiful landscapes by the sea.
Meaning: to ignore someone or something.
Ex: You must tell me everything that happened, so try not to brush over anything.
Meaning: to visit someone in their home.
Ex: Why don’t you and Melanie come over for dinner tonight? We’re having a housewarming party.
Meaning: If you do your apartment over, then you renovate or decorate it.
Ex: When the Smiths came home from their holiday last night, they found their apartment done over. Their son renowned it while they were away.
Meaning: to fall aside.
Ex: The actor tripped and fell over in a dead faint.
Meaning: used to ask someone to stop doing something annoying.
Ex: When we get a new hotel room, will you please give over complaining about everything?
Meaning: to look at something in a detailed way.
Ex: They must go over the project before they implement it.
Meaning: to pass something to somebody else.
Ex: The police officer wanted us to hand over our IDs to him.
Meaning: if you have somebody over, then you have visitors staying in your house.
Ex: We are having some friends over for the weekend.
Meaning: to postpone something for later.
Ex: The theatre held over the performance because the actor was ill.
Meaning: to examine something quickly in order to get a general idea.
Ex: The mayor looked over the document and signed it without asking any questions.
Meaning: to pass the ownership of something to somebody else.
Ex: Greg’s grandfather made over a house to him in his will.
Meaning: to spend time daydreaming about someone you love.
Ex: Alfred spent all afternoon mooning over his girlfriend. He couldn’t wait to see her again.
Meaning: to change your position in order to make more space for another person.
Ex: Would you please move over so we can sit next to you?
Meaning: to move on the side of the road.
Ex: The police officer asked him to pull over because the lights on his car were off in the middle of the night.
Meaning: to push someone or something so hard that they fall down.
Ex: Mike went crazy and started pushing over the table and chairs in the dining room.
Meaning: to read something carefully in order to check for mistakes.
Ex: I wrote an essay. Now I’m going to read it over to check for mistakes and then type it into my blog.
Meaning: to hit someone or something with a vehicle.
Ex: Last night, Paul ran over a cat with his car.
Meaning: look around a place.
Ex: Our guests wanted to see over our house so we gave them a tour
Meaning: to spend the night in another place than your own.
Ex: I let the children sleep over at Sam’s, so we can go to the cinema.
Meaning: to watch someone while they are doing something in order to make sure they’re doing it properly.
Ex: I hate when someone stands over me while I’m doing something. It makes me nervous.
Meaning: to start a new way of life or to begin doing something again from the beginning.
Ex: I agree that person is never too old to start again, but would you please reconsider your resignation one more time?
Lisa took the money out of her wallet, counted it all and then started over again.
Meaning: to spend the night as a guest in somebody’s house.
Ex: It’s after midnight. You’d better stay over because it’s too late for you to drive at this hour.
Meaning: to have control of something.
Ex: Another company took over the business so many people are now unemployed.
Meaning: to discuss a problem or a plan with someone before you make the final decision.
Ex: Let me talk this over with my husband before I make up my mind.
Meaning: to think about something thoroughly before making a decision.
Ex: I’m afraid I can’t tell you whether we’d buy the apartment or not. I need to think it over, so I’ll call you this week and let you know.
Meaning: to move something so that its face turns downwards.
Ex: Janine turned over the page in her book and went on reading.
Meaning: to treat somebody in a bad manner, without respect for their feelings.
Ex: How can you let your boss walk over you like that? It’s unbearable!
Meaning: to persuade someone to be on your side or support you.
Ex: The party won over a lot of voters after the president’s speech.
Meaning: to injure somebody seriously.
Ex: A gang of football fans worked him over during the match. We had to take him to the ambulance.
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