come over

phrasal verb
Word forms "come over":
present tense I/you/we/they come over he/she/it comes over present participle coming over past tense came over past participle come over
1) come over someone
[transitive] if a feeling comes over you, it suddenly affects you in a strong way

A wave of anger came over him.

2) [linking verb] British informal to react in a particular way

I came over all emotional when I saw him.

3) [intransitive] to visit someone in the place where they are, especially their house

Why don't you come over for dinner?

come over to:

Come over to my place and we'll discuss it.

4) to travel to a place, especially a long way across water in order to live in a new country

Her great-grandparents came over from Ireland in the nineteenth century.

5) [intransitive]
same as come across 2)

She comes over as quite naive.

6) [intransitive]
same as come across 3)

Stick to the facts and make sure they come over clearly.

7) not know what has come over someone to be unable to explain why someone is behaving in such a strange way

He's not normally so rude – I don't know what's come over him.


English dictionary. 2014.

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