over

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈəʊvər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈoʊvɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respellingvər)


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over
Over is a preposition used in several different ways.
position
If one thing is over another thing, it is directly above it.
I had reached the little bridge over the stream.
His name is on the monument over the west door.
movement
If you go over something, you cross it and get to the other side.
Sayeed climbed over the fence.
The sea was rough on the way back over the Channel.
age
If someone is over a particular age, they are older than that age.
She was well over fifty.
time
If something happens over a period of time, it happens during that time.
He'd had flu over Christmas.
There have been many changes over the last few years.
If you do something over a meal, you do it while you are eating the meal.
It's often easier to discuss difficult ideas over lunch.
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