Commonly Used Expressions and Phrasal Verbs with OVER.
Phrasal Verbs with OVER
1. Carry over
Meaning: To transport over by carrying
E.g. We carried this house model over the bridge.
2. Carry over
Meaning: To transfer (something) to a later point in time
E.g. The rent was carried over to December.
3. Change over
Meaning: To make a transition from one system to another
E.g. The farm has changed over to organic methods.
4. Check over
Meaning: To read and look for errors
E.g. Check over your work for mistakes.
5. Come over
Meaning: To suddenly feel something
E.g. I come over all shy whenever I see her.
6. Come over
Meaning: To change ones position or location
E.g. His parents came over from Ireland during the famine.
7. Fall over
Meaning: To hit your foot against something when you are walking and fall
E.g. I rushed for the door and fell over the cat in the hallway.
8. Fall over
Meaning: To stop working suddenly
E.g. My computer keeps falling over.
9. Hand over
Meaning: Give something to somebody with your hands
E.g. The captured thief was ordered to hand over his gun.
10. Hand over
Meaning: To give power or control to someone else
E.g. When he retired, he handed the company over to his son.
11. Hang over
Meaning: To be threatening, to be imminent
E.g. A shadow of doubt hung over my academic future.
12. Make over
Meaning: To convert to a different use
E.g. We’re going to make over the garage into a guest suite.
13. Make over
Meaning: To change appearance
E.g. The beauty salon is going to make over Cindy tomorrow.
14. Pass over
Meaning: To by pass or skip (something)
E.g. They chose to pass over her rude remarks.
15. Pull over
Meaning: Drive to the side of the road and stop your car
E.g. When she noticed the police car behind her, she pulled over.
16. Run over
Meaning: To exceed the allotted time
E.g. The previous presentation ran over and ours had to start late.
17. Run over
Meaning: To cross by running
E.g. The athletes must run over the bridge to reach the finish line.
18. Run over
Meaning: To drive over, causing injury or death
E.g. Can you believe somebody would just run over a cat like that?
19. Run over
Meaning: Explain or practice something quickly
E.g. Let me run over the main ideas again.
20. Run over
Meaning: Hit somebody/something with a vehicle and drive over them
E.g. He was run over by a bus outside the school.
21. Sleep over
Meaning: Sleep at somebody’s house for a night
E.g. The children visited their grandmother and wanted to sleep over.
22. Stay over
Meaning: Stay overnight in a place away from one’s home
E.g. We have a spare bed if you want to stay over.
23. Take over
Meaning: Take control of something
E.g. His real intention was to take over the company.
24. Watch over
Meaning: To guard and protect
E.g. She stayed up all night to watch over the sick infant.