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Main 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 sheet over. Please rotate the sheet of paper so that you can see the other side of it.

•  repetition:
over and over again repeatedly, again and again

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