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get over

Meaning: to recover from something like an illness or a shock

Synonym: recover from

For example:

  • get over sth How long did it take you to get over the illness?

  • get over sth Tony was heartbroken when his girlfriend left him, and it took him ages to get over it.

Nouns often used as objects with
get over: illness, virus, cold, operation, accident, injury, shock, trauma, heartbreak

Quick Quiz:

Aunty Madge is fine now, but it took her a long time to get over
  1. her medicine
  2. her flu
  3. her doctor

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