go over

Definitions

  • OVER SHE HAD TO GO SOMEHOW
    OVER SHE HAD TO GO SOMEHOW
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go over fall forward and down "The old woman went over without a sound"
    • v go over happen in a particular manner "how did your talk go over?"
    • v go over examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition "check the brakes","Check out the engine"
    • v go over hold a review (of troops)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot
    • Go over to study, to examine
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Quotations

  • Sally Poplin
    Sally Poplin
    “Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month. Others just go over them.”
  • Italian Proverb
    Italian Proverb
    “Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.”
  • Jewish Proverb
    Jewish Proverb
    “If you can't go over, you must go under.”
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
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    “Panic is a sudden desertion of us, and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.”
  • Dorothea Brande
    Dorothea Brande
    “By going over your day in imagination before you begin it, you can begin acting successfully at any moment.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The world is his who has money to go over it.”

Idioms

Go over like a lead balloon - (USA) If something goes over like a lead balloon, it will not work well, or go over well.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

Item, the timid will come at impossible seasons to "go over" their parts with the manager.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
I am going over to Rochester to post this letter, and must write another to Townshend before I go.
"The Letters of Charles Dickens" by Charles Dickens
We'll stop at the Ripleys' for Papa and Nan, and we'll all go over together.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
The telegram was a straw to which she clung when, in the processes of dismal thought, waves seemed to go over her head.
"The Opened Shutters" by Clara Louise Burnham
We'll go over to Parker's, and I'll stand a lunch.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
After dinner we'll go over and see Old Perdue and find out if you can arrange with him about the school.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
I did think of going over; but I know he'd kill me, and so he ought.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
After that I'll foot the bills for your little excursion, and then go over alone to see Principal Blodgett.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Guess it's up to me to harness up and go over to meet them.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
Elizabeth, upstairs, had her own disappointments to go over, and her mother's sobbing coloured her ruminations.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
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In poetry:

O happy souls! that soft go sailing, sailing,
Over an unknown sea,
Send some signal of your wafting, wandering,
Across the hills to me!
"Land-Bound" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
Over the river we all must cross,
Jesus may call us tomorrow;
Shall we go down to its waters with joy?
Shall we with anguish and sorrow?
"There Is a River We All Must Cross" by Henry Clay Work
And then I go
To the valley--Oh,
My dreams are sweeter than dreaming!
All night I play
Over lands of Fay,
In delight that seems not seeming.
"Wanda" by Cale Young Rice
I saw three ships go sailing by,
Over the sea, the lifting sea,
And the wind rose in the morning sky,
And one was rigged for a long journey.
"The North Ship" by Philip Larkin
We saw more than the nights could hide—
More than the waves could keep—
And—certain faces over the side
Which do not go from our sleep.
"The Changelings" by Rudyard Kipling
Wild winds of Autumn go wailing
Up the valley and over the hill,
Like yearning Ghosts round the world sailing,
In search of the old love still.
"Desolate" by Gerald Massey

In news:

President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have agreed to negotiate one-on-one in an effort to broker a deal to prevent the country from going over the so-called fiscal cliff at year's end.
He's even developed an impressive Division I scowl, which I'm sure will go over big with the folks back home in Antratsit, Ukraine.
House Speaker John Boehner met with President Barack Obama yesterday to discuss a deal that would help the US avoid going over the "fiscal cliff," Bloomberg says.
Virginia Gov Bob McDonnell is offering a dozen or so good reasons why Congress and President Barack Obama shouldn't let America go over the so-called fiscal cliff.
Obama could risk going over 'cliff'.
On the left, there have been plenty of cliff- divers who believe that going over would be the best way to get Republicans to concede on taxes.
Is Barack Obama bluffing when he threatens to go over the fiscal cliff if Republicans refuse to agree to higher tax rates on high earners.
If we go over the cliff, Republicans will be blamed.
They met Thursday afternoon to go over the evidence and talk about tips for residents.
Or, at least, we'll go over that cliff together drinking well.
She would meticulously edit - in red ink no less - each week's theme, sitting down with us to go over the comments.
Going over fiscal cliff will impact education GUEST OPINION.
I'm sure that the following points have been touched on already, but I feel it won't hurt to go over them again.
Neal White (l.), from Illinois, and Miguel Coca, from Spain, go over some sheet music outside the Berklee College of Music in 2005.
A look at the pending outcomes of going over the "fiscal cliff.".
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In science:

However these homotopies go over handles in W and are not in M .
Dual 2-complexes in 4-manifolds
When we go over from quantum groups to quantum probability spaces, we identify Xk (σ)’s for all different σ and fixed k , as we did by using the map η in the “onedimensional”case of Proposition 2.2.
Filtered random variables, bialgebras and convolutions
We have seen in the previous subsection that when χ0 is irrational an NCOS theory will always go over to another NCOS theory with different parameters under SL(2, Z ) transformation.
On decoupled theories in (5+1) dimensions from (F,D1,NS5,D5) supergravity configuration
On the other hand, diagrams of Fig. 3 go over one into another under the substitution q → p − q which leaves a1 , a4 unchanged.
General Covariance in Quantum Gravity
All the results on convergence and hitting essentially go over to the continuous case with slight modifications.
Quantum Random Walks Hit Exponentially Faster
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