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OverMain meaning of OVER:
• ending, duration:
game over end of the game
over time with the passing of time
• on, above, on top of:
Polly put a sheet over the TV set. Polly put a sheet on top of the TV set, covering it.
to go over the border to cross the border
to jump over a gate to jump above a gate to the other side
• in all places, everywhere:
all over the world in every part of the world
• more than, too, too much:
My grandmother is over 90 years-old. My grandmother is more than, older than 90 years old.
This pizza is over-cooked. This pizza is cooked too much.
• the passing from one place to another, from one person to another, from one country to another:
to sleep over to stay the night in a place
Hand the telephone over to me. Pass me, give me the telephone.
• turning, returning:
Please turn the page over. Please move to the next page (of the book).
over and over again repeatedly, again and again
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