Meaning of OVER in English

OVER

I. preposition

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a car pulls over (= stops on the side of a road )

a storm blows over (= ends )

The President is just hoping that the storm will blow over quickly.

a wave sweeps/washes over sb (= someone suddenly experiences a feeling or emotion )

A sudden wave of joy swept over her.

A...hush fell over

A sudden hush fell over the crowd.

all over (= completely finished )

‘It was a dreadful experience.’ ‘Never mind, it’s all over now.’

all over/throughout the world (= in every part of the world )

The city attracts visitors from all over the world.

amid concern that/over sth (= because there is concern about something )

Shares fell slightly amid concern that the economy is slowing.

an engine idles/ticks over (= runs slowly while the vehicle, machine etc is not moving )

The taxi waited at the kerb, its engine idling noisily.

be doubled up/over with laughter/pain etc

Both the girls were doubled up with laughter.

be scattered over a wide area

Parts of the plane were scattered over a wide area.

be shaking all over

She was shaking all over, partly from cold, partly from shock.

be spread out over a wide area

The town is spread out over a wide area.

cast (a) gloom over sth (= make people feel sad )

His ill health had cast a gloom over the Christmas holidays.

clapped...hand over

‘Mick!’ She clapped her hand over her mouth. ‘I’d forgotten!’

come over...well (= seem to have good qualities )

He didn’t come over very well in the interview.

cook sth over a fire

They cooked strips of meat over a wood fire.

cracked...over the head

She cracked him over the head with a hammer.

cross (over) the road/street/river etc

It’s easy to have an accident just crossing the road.

He was hit by a car when he tried to cross over the road near Euston station.

don’t know what came over (= I do not know why I behaved in that way )

I’m sorry about that – I don’t know what came over me .

feud (with sb) over sth

The neighboring states are feuding over the rights to the river.

get over/recover from a shock

He hasn’t got over the shock of losing his job yet.

get/gain an edge over sb/sth (= gain a small advantage over someone or something else )

A well trained workforce is a key factor in gaining a competitive edge over our rivals.

go over a limit (= go beyond a limit )

Borrowers who go over the spending limit set by the credit card company are penalised.

going over the same ground (= talking about the same things )

At meetings, we just keep going over the same ground .

got run over

She got run over outside the school.

had control over

By the end of the year, the rebels had control over the northern territories.

hanging over...head

It’s not very nice to have huge debts hanging over your head .

have a laugh about/at/over sth (= laugh about something )

The farmer had a good laugh at our attempts to catch the horse.

have the edge over sb/sth (= to be slightly better than someone or something else )

We believe our products have the edge over the competition.

have...control over

Artists like to have some control over where their works are hung in a gallery.

have/hold dominion over sb/sth

The King held dominion over a vast area.

head over heels in love (= very much in love )

The two of them fell head over heels in love.

honeymoon was over

By 1987, the honeymoon was over .

hung like a sword of Damocles over

The treaty hung like a sword of Damocles over French politics.

just before/after/over etc

We moved here just after our son was born.

keep things ticking over

Jane will keep things ticking over while I’m away.

keep/stand guard (over sb/sth)

Gunmen stood guard at the camp entrance.

lets...walk all over her

It’s terrible – she lets her kids just walk all over her .

look/glance over your shoulder (= look behind you )

He glanced over his shoulder and grinned at me.

nausea sweeps over/engulfs sb formal:

Nausea swept over him when he tried to stand.

opinion is divided as to/on/over sth (= people have different opinions about it )

Opinion was divided as to whether the program will work.

over and done with (= completely finished )

I’ll be glad when the exams are over and done with .

over here

Come on. I’m over here .

over the intercom

The pilot’s voice came over the intercom .

over there

Who’s that man over there ?

overcome/clear/get over etc a hurdle (= deal successfully with a problem )

passed over for promotion (= someone else has been given a higher job instead of me )

This is the second time I’ve been passed over for promotion .

run your fingers through/over/along etc sth

She ran her fingers through his hair.

slave (away) over a hot stove (= cook – used humorously )

slung...over...shoulder

Pete slung his bag over his shoulder .

somersaulted over

He crashed into the table, somersaulted over it and landed on the carpet.

sprinkle cheese over/on sth (= put small pieces of cheese over/on something )

Sprinkle the cheese over the top.

stay the night/stay overnight/stay over (= stay from one evening to the next day )

Did you stay the night at Carolyn’s?

sth is written all over sb’s face (= their feelings can be seen very clearly in their expression )

You’re jealous – it’s written all over your face!

take over a business (= buy it or start running it )

When my father retired, I took over the business.

take over a company (= buy it and run it )

The company was taken over by the management in a £32.5 million deal.

the sky clouds over (= clouds appear )

The sky was beginning to cloud over.

the worst is over

I think the worst is over now.

turn the matter/problem/responsibility etc over to sb

I’m turning the project over to you.

twice over

None of our dinner menus are exactly the same twice over .

was plastered all over the papers (= was the main story in the newspapers )

The news of the wedding was plastered all over the papers .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(be prepared to) go to the stake for/over sth

a rap on/over the knuckles

Was it going to be a rap on the knuckles for quality?

a roof over your head

It's hard to be cheerful when you haven't even got a roof over your head.

It doesn't matter what kind of place it is, at least you'll have a roof over your head.

We always had food on the table and a roof over our heads.

At least they would have a roof over their heads in the winter.

I have a bed and a roof over my head and three meals a day, so I should not complain.

Many of the homeless on London's streets would be glad of warm clothes and a roof over their head.

Married to a man I despise just to have a roof over my head and a ring on my finger!

Now she did not have a roof over her head.

The first night passed quietly enough as the newcomers were thoroughly examined and were glad to get a roof over their heads.

To stress the importance of a roof over your head. 2.

Who would offer a woman and three children a roof over their heads?

across/over the way

Burns will tell his board today that the Sports Council wants a non-voting member watching over the way the cash is spent.

Carroll was puzzled over the way Protestants who had always feared priests could now demand his services.

Just across the way is the wild-looking tip of Cumberland Island, a nature refuge where wild horses trample the sands.

Lots of people from the neighborhood assemble in the street, across the way , to watch.

Solicitors will have the same immunity as barristers from legal actions over the way they conduct cases in court.

The Braves, meanwhile, sat across the way , with the air conditioning blowing in a manufactured winter.

Then I remembered my quandary over the way one looked at X-rays.

Those across the way claimed ringside seats on wooden chairs, each sitter shielded by a thick cotton-lace curtain.

again and again/time and (time) again/over and over again

all over (sth)

Be either late or absent and the thirty-day clock begins all over again.

By this time there were medical people all over the place, many of them without a purpose, it seemed.

Excuse me, they might say, you have death all over your face, it could be serious.

He can lick himself all over too, but we won't go there.

Since the shop opened in 1989, it has received over 200,000 visitors from all over Britain and overseas.

The works themselves were submitted by teachers all over town, and include two-and three-dimensional pieces.

Then it was all over, when Smith was bowled over by Cork.

There was a sound of stir all over the house, pattering of feet in the corridors.

all over again

At the police station they asked me the same questions all over again .

The computer crashed and deleted all my work - I had to start the essay all over again .

The prospect of writing the report all over again made me feel completely depressed.

There's no tape in the machine. We'll have to start the interview all over again .

A toy would have run down eventually, but Anna would undoubtedly start up all over again in the morning.

And then they started it all over again .

At first, it was jobs all over again .

It was Lillie Langtry all over again , the old ones said wisely.

Men thus instructed often found it easier to get on with it than to try and explain the danger all over again .

The bank nurse all over again .

The threatening phone calls started all over again .

There are still times, even after Jasper, when I have to catch on all over again .

all over the place

Dirty clothes were all over the place .

Her hair was all over the place .

They're putting up new offices all over the place .

He leaves clues all over the place .

Hold a knife blade over the housing and it goes all over the place , proving the point.

Nobody knew where anyone was, and there were rumours flying about all over the place .

People were sneezing all over the place as if it were the heart of allergy season.

The egg in the mixture makes it stay put, instead of running all over the place as most cheese mixtures do.

The fact is, there are heroes all over the place .

You can go all over the place .

all over the shop

He ran us all over the shop .

In between he was, for much of the time, all over the shop , scrambling pars more than hunting birdies.

It was splashed all over the shops !

With skating there's no-one saying do this, do that all over the shop .

be all over bar the shouting

be all over sb

He was all over me at the dance.

After verse 2 even the city itself remains nameless until verse 25, by which time it is all over.

Battler opened up with the violin and it was all over in a few minutes.

But then I also say I wish it was all over.

By this time, it was all over.

Domestic violence, they say, is all over town, in all types of neighborhoods.

Hopefully, it was all over now and he'd be able to take a spot of leave.

I was glad it was all over for him - and, it must be admitted, for me too.

It was all over and she was glad.

be blazed across/all over sth

be blazoned across/on/over sth

The manufacturer's name is blazoned across an event of worthwhile significance.

be brimming (over) with sth

As far as an observer can tell, Mueller and Simmons are brimming with that will.

As he raised it to his lips he saw that it was brimming with drowned black insects.

By the end of the day, Juliana was brimming over with new-found confidence.

Even the trench behind the rampart would be brimming with oozing earth.

He is brimming with unused love, a passion for justice, a need to repent that surpasses what the law ordained.

Oh the shops are brimming with beauteous treasures.

Suddenly, she was brimming with happy excitement - which had nothing whatsoever to do with Guido, she kept telling herself.

With its vintage cable cars and cosmopolitan restaurants, the city is brimming with urbane sophistication.

be given over to sth

The upstairs bedroom is given over to her collection of antique dolls.

Afternoons were given over to village leave, organised games, set walks, leisure periods and detention.

He feared that within a decade it would be given over to factories.

Less than 1 percent of classroom time is given over to questions that require complex student thought or responses.

On the second floor, half the space was given over to a dormitory.

Returning from music, the twenty minutes left before lunch are given over to review for a spelling test.

The greater part is given over to the well in which the ice was deposited.

The rest was given over to a bowling green and a large expanse of lawn; the potential for change was enormous.

The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile and much is given over to agricultural use.

be held over

A record dated 1665 shows that at that time the archery contests were held over 4 days.

A White House compilation of the events shows 70 coffees were held over 18 months.

Accepting the logic of this situation the matter was held over for further review at a later Department Head meeting.

I have recently returned from a Polaris orienteering competition, which was held over two days in Exmoor.

More random checks are to be held over the next few weeks.

One of the finest Brooklands races, the June 1914 Aeroplane Handicap, was held over a nine mile course.

Or, given the complexities of the issue and the importance, the suit could be held over for a full-blown review.

The dates are held over email, and women reveal their most intimate desires over the phones.

be looking over your shoulder

I am looking over my shoulder .

So, reading through this book, you feel as thought Alwyn is looking over your shoulder , egging you on.

Two snub-nosed bristle-headed boys were looking over my shoulder in bright-eyed interest.

You were looking over your shoulder waiting for the knock on the door.

be nuts about/over sb/sth

be obsessing about/over sth/sb

be over the hump

With this win, the coach feels the team is over the hump .

be over the limit

He was caught driving over the limit and had to pay a large fine.

In a large proportion of fatal accidents it is found that one driver is over the limit .

He was over the limit and will now lose his licence.

Other estimates suggest that casualties in accidents where the driver is over the limit could be in excess of 35,000 annually.

be over your head in debt

be/fall head over heels in love

It wasn't just the usual liaison: the two of them fell head over heels in love.

be/get in over your head

How loan scams operate How homeowners get in over their heads with home equity loans: 1.

We had a feeling they might get in over their heads and they did.

bend over backwards (to do sth)

Outside the trees are bending over backwards to please the wind: the shining sword grass flattens on its belly.

The authors, however, bend over backwards to avoid consideration of that particular class scenario.

The Gallery is also bending over backwards to boost attendance, and in doing so is rather alarmingly bowing to populist pressures.

They also needed to stop rationalizing the problem to themselves and bending over backwards to be fair.

You should bend over backwards to avoid bitter personal rows and the holding of grudges.

bend/lean over backwards (to do sth)

Outside the trees are bending over backwards to please the wind: the shining sword grass flattens on its belly.

Stuart was leaning over backwards to see Oliver's point of view.

The authors, however, bend over backwards to avoid consideration of that particular class scenario.

The Gallery is also bending over backwards to boost attendance, and in doing so is rather alarmingly bowing to populist pressures.

They also needed to stop rationalizing the problem to themselves and bending over backwards to be fair.

You should bend over backwards to avoid bitter personal rows and the holding of grudges.

can't/couldn't get over sth

cast a shadow/cloud over sth

And Dexter tried to calm his faint resentment against her for casting a shadow over his optimistic mood.

Armagh's injury worries cast a cloud over their preparations and Fermanagh could mount a smash and grab raid this time.

But even should he reappear tomorrow looking hale and hearty, his long absence will have cast a shadow over his position.

But this has cast a shadow over the College.

It can not be denied, however, that Ramsey's death cast a shadow over all our activities.

Show jeopardy: Langbaurgh's budget economies have cast a shadow over the future of East Cleveland's annual show.

They cast a shadow over his meeting yesterday in the state capital, Chandigarh.

Without the money ... it could cast a shadow over the future of student theatre in Oxford.

cast a spell on/over sb

Meriwether cast a spell over the young traders who worked for him.

They said she cast spells on them.

cast an eye on/over sth

Since marrying her he hadn't cast an eye on anyone else.

The professor shrugged, casting an eye over Davide's good jacket, to inform him that his information was unnecessary.

come on in/over/up etc

A light suddenly comes on in the closet, revealing the hidden police officers Loach and Escobar.

Automatic lights had come on in various parts of the house.

It sometimes comes on in the open air.

It sounded good, it felt good to say, it made lights come on in my mouth.

Lights came on in the Mootwalk shops as one by one they began to open.

Street lights were starting to come on in the distance, crimson slivers slowly brightening to orange.

Suddenly, all the lights came on in the hospital and they eventually opened a side-door and let her in.

Sure, I said, come on over.

come over (all) shy/nervous etc

come over sb

cry over spilt milk

It is now too late to cry over spilt milk.

It was disappointing, to say the least, but there's no point crying over spilt milk.

Nora Simpson didn't believe in crying over spilt milk.

do sth ↔ over

do sth ↔ over

draw a veil over sth

His brain drew a veil over the sickening consequences.

The food is dumpling-based, substantial, and it would be kinder to draw a veil over the indigenous wine lake.

draw a veil over sth

His brain drew a veil over the sickening consequences.

The food is dumpling-based, substantial, and it would be kinder to draw a veil over the indigenous wine lake.

eggs over easy

He orders eggs over easy , bacon and sliced tomatoes.

My father died of eggs-three eggs over easy every day.

fall over sth

fall over yourself to do sth

Freshers' fair is the traditional showground where societies fall over themselves to attract some of the 5000 new students.

He was good box office and managements fell over themselves to get his name on their marquees.

Suddenly, the Kremlin is falling over itself to get close to Uncle Sam.

The owners are constantly carping about runaway salaries, then fall over themselves to jump the gun and up the ante.

The receptionist had obviously recognised him too, had practically fallen over herself to bat her long dark eyelashes at him.

The sight of so many senior politicians falling over themselves to kiss his hand was reminiscent of Tammany Hall at its worst.

Those first days of their honeymoon in New York, the music publishers had fallen over themselves to entertain the couple.

We almost fell over ourselves to oblige.

feel peculiar/come over all peculiar

game over

get over sth

get over sth

get over sth

get sth over

Gina felt trapped and insecure but found it difficult to get this over to her husband.

I always try to get this idea over to my students.

get sth ↔ over

get your butt in/out/over etc

get your leg over

But the only thing he got his leg over was the fence at Peter Pan's Playground.

With news like that, you can understand him wanting to get his leg over an old bike and ride all night.

give yourself over to sth

You have to give yourself over to football if you want to be good at it.

Drifting, feeling the drug, he closed his eyes and gave himself over to the mirrors in his head.

He prepared to give himself over to whatever fate Lucifer had in store for him.

I gave myself over to her ministrations.

I envisioned her smile, and the long sigh as we gave ourselves over to an honest conversation.

She wasn't good at being silly, but she gave herself over to the moment.

The life of the anchoress was hard but she did not necessarily give herself over to excessive penance.

Why not give herself over to the silliness of it, instead of feeling distress?

go over sb's head

The more emotional scenes go right over the kids' heads .

Are we going to get Blagg or do we go over your head ?

Could he go over the heads of Congress and get the country behind him?

He says that the bid is hostile because it goes over the heads of the directors.

His enormous arm went over Rory's head , the empty pint pot hanging in the smoke above the counter.

Mrs Singh seemed to be listening intently but I guess that a lot of what was being said went over her head .

They worried that the experienced subordinate would go over their head and gain support from their superiors.

go over sth

go over sth

go over sth

go over sth

go over well

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

go/turn over sth in your mind

hand over fist

hand sth ↔ over

haul sb over the coals

haul/rake/drag sb over the coals

have sb over a barrel

The actor has the studio over a barrel - if they want to keep him, they have to pay him more money.

You have them over a barrel on this issue, with all the right on your side.

have sth written all over it

have sth/be written all over your face

hold sth over sb

kick over the traces

But perhaps even misogynists can kick over the traces.

If one of them kicked over the traces, there was hell to pay until he fell obediently back into line.

They fall down and get up again; they educate themselves and kick over the traces.

lord it over sb

He didn't use his position on the council to lord it over people.

Besides, some heads like to lord it over local parents - particularly over the pushy ones.

Here is another way in which you can lord it over you players.

Lowry, cackling and scratching, is a hoot as the rooster who lords it over the complaining hens in his roost.

Most chaps in my time wouldn't dream of trying to lord it over their girl.

The Methodists moved west from Baltimore to Kansas and lorded it over the border states.

They could democratize the royal professions that lord it over our health, education, welfare and criminal justice bureaucracies.

lose sleep over sth

It's just a practice game - I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

And so I lose sleep over mute facts and frayed ends and missing witnesses.

Have you ever lost sleep over them?

In any case, Ari, don't lose sleep over any big hotel being built here.

mind over matter

But mind over matter, I can do it if I really want to, and I will.

He says it's just a case of mind over matter.

There are limits, in other words, to mind over matter.

move over Madonna/Walt Disney/CD-ROMs etc

over my dead body

You'll marry him over my dead body!

Father gives the bridal sermon over my dead body.

over the counter

A freshly painted sign over the counter put closing time at nine-thirty; the clock next to it read nine-twenty-five.

Hon. Members can buy them over the counter in a chemist's shop.

Melatonin, available over the counter , is a hormone produced inside the brain by the pineal gland.

So why are they different when met over the counter in a social security office or a housing department?

Something you could buy over the counter at a supermarket.

Yeast remedies are available over the counter , and a physician can prescribe antibiotics for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and others.

You feel you have to cough, and you spew the liquid all over the counter and sink.

You get them from the hospital or your doctor, not over the counter .

over the hill

At 32, many considered Ali to be over the hill as a professional boxer.

At 32, many considered Ali to be over the hill .

Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere.

He said vandals had cut through another part of the fence just over the hill .

In the morning it looks like a smoky haze is hanging over the hills .

Mývatn is over the hill , past more vile-smelling industrial delights.

So Flora put on her green wellies and Jane her black ones, and they marched out over the hills .

When wandering over the hills we met a shepherd, exchanged courtesies, and offered him a glass.

over the long haul

over the moon

Although over the moon with it generally, I am disappointed with the lack of power in the naturally aspirated diesel engine.

And Tony is over the moon about her.

I was over the moon for Tom, but I was also cold, wet, and in agony with my legs.

I was so over the moon I walked all the way home to Streatham with this huge smile on my face.

If I found it - well, I'd be over the moon .

She had been continually up the spout, or over the moon , about some one or something.

Staff here are all over the moon .

Yes, you've certainly scored a winner this month, folks, I hope you're over the moon about it!

over time

Images that people have of themselves change over time .

paper over the cracks

Conversely, if you have been papering over the cracks of a relationship these same eclipses will seek them out.

He did his best to paper over the cracks.

King Birendra enjoyed considerable popularity, which enabled him to paper over the cracks in his divided kingdom.

The private finance initiative has not papered over the cracks, although it has lined plenty of pockets.

pass over sth

pass sb ↔ over

pay over the odds

But do they make us pay over the odds ?

If the hon. Gentleman believes otherwise, he is inviting electricity consumers to pay over the odds for their electricity.

In the past Coleby had paid over the odds for things he wanted.

It pays over the odds , and promotes rapidly too.

The first, and most general, is the willingness of companies to pay over the odds when they acquire other companies.

They still expected to get cheap baked beans, but would pay over the odds for high-quality fresh food.

We could have guessed that Abraham would end up paying over the odds , but not as much as this.

When a firm is mature, with a long track-record, investors are less likely to pay over the odds for it.

piss all over sb

Basically we pissed all over them, and out-classed them in every department.

pour cold water over/on sth

Mieno is pouring cold water on the report before she's even seen it.

Arsenal were in the final, but Chapman poured cold water on hopes for the Double.

Clarisa picked him up and we poured cold water over his hand.

He started to pour cold water over me, inpart to staunch the blood, inpart to revive me.

pull the wool over sb's eyes

Don't try and pull the wool over my eyes - I can tell you've been smoking.

The politicians are just trying to pull the wool over voters' eyes again.

But it's not easy to pull the wool over our eyes.

He found out we had been pulling the wool over his eyes for quite some time.

The only conclusion a consumer can reach is that Microsoft managed to pull the wool over the eyes of millions of users.

There are people who can pull the wool over peoples' eyes.

You can't pull the wool over my eyes like that.

You can not pull the wool over Hooper's eyes.

push/tip sb over the brink

put one over on sb

Cantor was pleased to have put one over on their first violinist, Sol Minskoff.

They were trying to put one over on us and would no longer get away with it.

put one/sth over on sb

They think they've found a way to put one over on the welfare office.

Cantor was pleased to have put one over on their first violinist, Sol Minskoff.

Just put him over on the couch.

They were trying to put one over on us and would no longer get away with it.

put/take sb over your knee

queen it over sb

rake over the past/old coals

rap sb on/over the knuckles

rave about/over sth

ride roughshod over sb/sth

Critics claim that certain powerful interests are able to ride roughshod over plans and competitors.

He was readily obeyed, even when he outraged the sensibilities of the privileged and rode roughshod over their traditional rights.

I told them they should be riding roughshod over whoever compiled tha bus and send them to Stavropol Territory right now.

In particular it has attempted to take on board community aspirations and local authority plans rather than ride roughshod over local wishes.

Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.

Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.

ride roughshod over sth

Marshall accused the court of riding roughshod over individual rights.

Critics claim that certain powerful interests are able to ride roughshod over plans and competitors.

He was readily obeyed, even when he outraged the sensibilities of the privileged and rode roughshod over their traditional rights.

I told them they should be riding roughshod over whoever compiled tha bus and send them to Stavropol Territory right now.

In particular it has attempted to take on board community aspirations and local authority plans rather than ride roughshod over local wishes.

Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.

Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.

run over (sth)

As they ran over the pulleys, a slurry of sand or tungsten carbide was poured on the wire.

Continue to add water until it begins to run over the edge.

Docherty said the companies will continue to compete with each other on telecommunications services they run over the joint network.

Imagine if Wolfe had written a novel in which an investment banker runs over a middle-aged steelworker.

It runs over 150 primary and nursery schools, and 12 secondary schools teaching agriculture, commerce and industry.

Suddenly, Della turned round and ran over to look in the glass on the wall.

The narrator, returning to the box shortly afterwards, finds that the signalman has been run over by a train.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

run over sth

As they ran over the pulleys, a slurry of sand or tungsten carbide was poured on the wire.

Continue to add water until it begins to run over the edge.

Docherty said the companies will continue to compete with each other on telecommunications services they run over the joint network.

Imagine if Wolfe had written a novel in which an investment banker runs over a middle-aged steelworker.

It runs over 150 primary and nursery schools, and 12 secondary schools teaching agriculture, commerce and industry.

Suddenly, Della turned round and ran over to look in the glass on the wall.

The narrator, returning to the box shortly afterwards, finds that the signalman has been run over by a train.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

run over sth

As they ran over the pulleys, a slurry of sand or tungsten carbide was poured on the wire.

Continue to add water until it begins to run over the edge.

Docherty said the companies will continue to compete with each other on telecommunications services they run over the joint network.

Imagine if Wolfe had written a novel in which an investment banker runs over a middle-aged steelworker.

It runs over 150 primary and nursery schools, and 12 secondary schools teaching agriculture, commerce and industry.

Suddenly, Della turned round and ran over to look in the glass on the wall.

The narrator, returning to the box shortly afterwards, finds that the signalman has been run over by a train.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

run roughshod over sb/sth

run sb/sth ↔ over

run your eyes over/along etc sth

The customs officers run their eyes over us as if we weren't there.

run/cast your eye over sth

A note from Mellowes instructed me to cast my eye over the draft, pronto, for inaccuracies.

Above him Cornelius ran his eye over a box of ancient cane carpet beaters.

And of course Prince also casts his eye over rock too.

He also casts his eye over the proposed law changes.

I cast my eye over the front page of the Telegraph while Anne poured the coffee.

The customs officers run their eyes over us as if we weren't there.

They've even invited Michael Heseltine, care of Spitting Image, to cast his eyes over the exhibition.

sit in judgment (on/over sb)

Certain Christians have also given the impression that they sit in judgment over others.

Harrison presented himself and H-1 to the eight commissioners who sat in judgment of his work.

slip one over on sb

How often have they bribed city workers to slip one over on an ignorant city council?

stand guard (over sb/sth)

If you stand guard over our stuff, I'll run get the tickets.

A deputy stands guard under the black numeral 2.

A police officer armed with a semi-automatic gun stood guard.

A pro-choice president now stands guard over abortion rights.

Riot police stood guard even in tiny back alleys.

Soldiers stand guard on street corners and roam the city at night.

Teachers stood guard every night and he was never alone.

Then one stood guard over her while the other two searched the house.

take care over/with sth

Lucker, who isolates himself and drowns himself out, who doesn't take care with me.

Real teachers with real kids have to take care with written communication.

take/hand over the reins

Campbell Christie takes over the reins at Brockville tomorrow.

Finally, on November 24, he took over the reins of the Puzzle Palace from the retiring director.

The younger generation had taken over the reins .

that's sb all over

"That's Dora all over," interrupted Rose with a sniff. "Once she gets an idea into her head, nothing will stop her."

He was late, of course, but that's Tim all over.

there is a question mark over sth/a question mark hangs over sth

turn over a new leaf

After being released from jail, Tony decided to turn over a new leaf .

I know I've done some bad things in the past, but now I'm turning over a new leaf .

Faldo, perhaps above all, will be hoping to turn over a new leaf .

Like all fathers, I see fatherhood as a chance to turn over a new leaf .

Monnett agrees too, so much that he has turned over a new leaf .

There is no indication that Hollywood is turning over a new leaf , free of bloodstains.

We urge them to turn over a new leaf .

turn over sth

turn sb over to sb

Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.

He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.

I turned him over to find he was already dead.

I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.

Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.

The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.

Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.

Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.

turn sth over

turn sth over to sb

Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.

He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.

I turned him over to find he was already dead.

I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.

Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.

The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.

Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.

Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.

turn sth over to sth

Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.

He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.

I turned him over to find he was already dead.

I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.

Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.

The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.

Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.

Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.

when hell freezes over

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Over a two-year period, Nancy became addicted to painkillers.

A blue vest over that shirt would look great.

A cat jumped over the fence.

A thick layer of smoke hung over the city.

Almost half their sales are now made over the Internet.

Did you go anywhere over New Year's?

He rules over a large kingdom.

He spilled beer all over my feet.

I'd prefer not to talk about it over the phone.

I've traveled over most of Europe but my favorite place was Austria.

I put another blanket over the baby.

In this office there is one manager over a staff of 15 workers.

Just hang the towel over the back of the chair.

Leaning over her desk, she grabbed the phone.

Let's discuss the contract over lunch.

one of the bridges over the Rhine

One of the men jumped over the counter and grabbed the money.

She's been a great help to me over the past year.

She put a blanket over the child's legs to keep him warm.

She wore a coat over her sweater.

II. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

bend

Rachaela dreamed of Adamus bending over her, his hair a black cowl.

Paul said, as Fluke began to bend over .

A pail of cold water for washing was set on the floor so that performers had to bend over to use it.

I said, bending over and kissing him on the lips.

Everywhere doctors and nurses were bending over prostrate forms, and shouting orders and instructions.

As a passionate Vijay bends over to kiss his bride, she pulls away in disgust.

I was also pushing a double pushchair, bending over changing nappies and lifting the boys in and out of the car.

She walked around the tub, stopping at various points to bend over and stir the water-or champagne-with her hand.

carry

Within five years they were carrying over seven million passengers a year.

The high feeling and tension of the afternoon carried over into the night.

That could benefit producers by allowing some inroads into carry over of frozen stocks from last year.

Joe: What is sweet in our natures carries over from Guinee.

He took as much time as he could over carrying his binoculars to the window.

However, he said, he hopes his expertise in the field can be carried over to the new position.

The principle of counting to ensure pastoral care and effective deployment of manpower is carried over into the New Testament.

This reasoning does not carry over directly to economies with product differentiation and economies of scale.

change

Police procedures change , and even police attitudes change over the years.

Furniture should be versatile enough to suit different needs and situations which might well change over the years.

The average cheetah will change over the centuries, just like the mean annual rainfall changes.

Yet she had to admit he had changed over the last few days.

As the 1980s wore on and bore down, institutions were prodded into changing over to commercial management structures.

It is as if the public recognizes that society has changed over the decade but does not much like what sees.

She must have changed over nearly forty years; he'd simply failed to notice.

The nature of bonfire materials has changed over the years.

come

If you wanted to make a person at a distance come over to you you'd probably wave your arms.

I got hold of a person from Protection and Advocacy to come over and talk to me.

He came over to me then.

Was it just mostly to do with your boy? 1 hope he appreciates you coming over here to help him.

Now his voice was coming over five thousand miles of air and five hundred years of diverse progress.

His parents come over in - I don't know - early twenties, I suppose.

What had come over her child?

The Deaconess came over and sat beside me.

cross

We crossed over the bridge and followed the wet and muddy path along the bank.

This is mostly mainstream, hit radio, but good stuff that still crosses over .

The hind legs have to mark time while the forelegs cross over , making the outer ring of a wheel.

They crossed over by pontoon bridge.

They stepped off the pavement outside and crossed over to another group of shops that curved around the square.

They also began to cross over from the rhythm-and-blues audience to the mainstream pop audience.

They crossed over quietly enough, Athelstan smiling as he passed through the gateway at the far end on to Fish Street Hill.

Wade pushed to his feet and crossed over to the living room window.

fall

Dilwyn Bowles's hernia appeared last September after he fell over a kitchen chair.

Does that urn fall over and break later in the film?

He fell over things he avoided in daytime like stones and bushes.

When she finally met Lisa, she almost fell over .

He tried to crawl up her and she screamed and fell over .

As I said before, people do fall over during fights.

She raised a flipper-clawed foot, and a shadow the size of a meltdown scar fell over the busy-armed figure.

He's swaying a bit and I have to grab him cos I think he's going to fall over .

glance

He glanced over and his heart jumped into his throat.

I glanced over at Kip again and saw him wince when he weighed down on the pedal with his hurt foot.

Maggie glanced over at the Lawlers who were about a dozen feet from her.

She glances over at the two bands and feels the anger rising.

He never left a low gear yet when I glanced over my shoulder he was miles clear.

Simon glanced over at Bone, who was asleep again.

It is through being able to see simultaneously both backwards as well as forwards, without the need to glance over his shoulder.

The man agreed, then glanced over to Phagu, indicating that he should pick up the luggage and follow us.

go

He's on active service; he smells powder; he's going over the top for the baby.

I joined Resler and the rest of the pilots going over to the compound for chow.

All sorts of things got burnt when that car went over .

And I goes over and touches that canvas with my toe and it is solid.

All car production has now gone over the road to what was the Body plant.

I went over to Identity House and they recommended one for me.

Then she rose and went over to the bed, pulled back the covers and slipped between the cool, fresh sheets.

When he has gone over the phrase a few more times, he will smile or chuckle or perhaps merely feel relieved.

hand

It was like soccer's World Cup host country handing over the television rights to the visiting nations.

Sigismund was handed over to Chlodomer and murdered, together with his wife and children; their corpses were thrown down a well.

He managed to hide his hysteria until he had handed over my mail.

Alice was to be handed over to a guardian nominated by Richard, who would marry her after his return from crusade.

And in the meeting five petitions were handed over ... with more than fifteen thousand signatures.

Sheffield presented an inscribed crystal whisky decanter and Leeds handed over an autographed shirt.

Fittingly, the winning team trophy was handed over to Lance Corporal Manning's widow, Elaine.

lean

There were what looked like the same farmers leaning over the same fences examining the same sheep.

He had to lean over to hear me.

As the truck filled we leant over the side and talked about our trips.

He was on the verge of saying something or leaning over to touch.

I place an ashtray on the bed in front of her then lean over for a kiss.

She leant over to him as he fastened it around her throat.

To do this he had to lean over and push the bolt firmly into place.

David was driving and Shaun was leaning over .

leave

I look at his skin under my fingers, the faint tan left over from the summer.

This moodiness, this uneasiness, was left over from the fever.

The station was launched on 14 May 1973 using the first two stages of a redundant Saturn V left over from Apollo.

The old uniforms left over from the colonial bygone had to go.

I had an enormous slice of quiche that was left over from Friday.

Whatever was left over , we would save for travel.

Give me, Lord, what you have left over , Give me what no one ever asks you for.

Breadboard managers found an abandoned cylinder left over from the Mercury space shots.

look

Martin was standing at the furthermost edge of the terrace, looking over the gardens and down to the sea.

Corrigan looked over at Governor King.

Richard looked over the top of his glasses at the picture.

She looked over at Linda, deadpan, and raised two fingers.

Michael was looking over the top of a cliff at them and had to fall over, hanging in mid-air.

In some ways, it looked over for Stanford from the start.

It is a combination that is so good that Redgrave, 30, is now looking over his shoulder.

move

As she did so he moved over on to his back.

I moved over and peered out of one, catching a glimpse of backyard through screens rusted into the old wooden frames.

Troops may be moved over intervening models, buildings, terrain and any other obstacles or scenery.

And that meant them moving over .

He rode the rocking-horse, which moved over the lawn without effort.

It moved over to the north before it reached the camp, so that we never heard much of the thunder.

To move over long distances the dredger has to be towed by a tug.

He took the wheel of the jeep himself, telling the driver to move over .

pass

It was passing over a bridge across the Jumna.

Some who supported Dole from the start believe they were passed over in favor of Wilson supporters, he said.

Specialists in the field will be familiar with much of the material reviewed here and may wish to pass over it quickly.

I said it was nothing; it would pass over .

Cinzia I pass over in silence.

Although he was an all-star last season and a 20-plus scorer this year, he was passed over for the mid-season showcase.

Having passed over the wave there is often a tendency to catapult fall, so it is sometimes necessary to sheet out.

Consumers can be observed in the supermarket making judgments; packages of meat that fail in assessment are passed over .

preside

On 4 December the session came to a formal close, presided over by Pope Paul.

It was self-service, presided over by a bored cashier.

He has presided over a degree of prosperity unknown under his predecessor, Sukarno.

Bell was appointed to preside over an abolition which, in the event, proved impossible.

By the beginning of 1946 the national consensus that he had presided over at the liberation was visibly disintegrating.

She presided over the present-opening like an officious timekeeper.

The jackal as Anubis presided over mummification and was lord and protector of cemeteries.

Lord Justice Butler-Sloss presided over the Cleveland inquiry into child abuse.

pull

Then a shin guard is pulled over the whole thing.

Whenever we pull over , a frosting of wildflowers comes into focus, like the dots in pointillist paintings.

He put on his hazard lights, pulled over and pushed his way across the crowded pavement towards the rubbish basket.

He pulled over , struggling with the words to the classic song by that skinny girl who died in a closet.

Large tarpaulins were pulled over the hold whenever it rained, and most of the crew slept in their shelter.

When Jodzis did not pull over , officers used a car as a roadblock on a narrow street.

A side road appeared, a soft and dusty grey-white in the blackness, and they pulled over .

Day after day, Newland spots the buses pulled over on the shoulder along an undeveloped stretch of Scottsdale Road.

read

Naseby tried hard to read over his shoulder.

When, reading over your work, you discover one, ask yourself whether or not you intended it.

Video-Taped report follows Voice over Read in studio Hello.

Echosounders calibrated for sea water over read slightly in fresh water, which may inpart explain the exceptional reading.

When tea was brought he took out a book he had been reading over his lunch.

Video-Taped report follows Voice over Read in studio A new authority's been set up to protect and manage the region's woodland.

roll

Relax the leg by bringing the knee close to the chest, then roll over and repeat on the other side.

Hicks rolled over and sprinted back to the shack.

A typical nighttime movement like rolling over can irritate the inflamed joints and awaken the sleeper.

Repeat 15 times, then roll over and repeat on the other side.

Flora rolled over and peered up at her mother.

Lateness is strictly monitored over rolling 20-day periods, while unauthorised absence is carried forward over three months.

He rolled over and saw Simon's face, inches from his own.

run

It runs over 150 primary and nursery schools, and 12 secondary schools teaching agriculture, commerce and industry.

Toto ran over to the trees and began to bark at the birds sitting there.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

He and the others ran over and found him face down in the sand, the surf breaking around him.

Suddenly, Della turned round and ran over to look in the glass on the wall.

They had new weeding tractors and their wheat fields were still being run over by weeds.

All I know is that when I went out this morning I found the poor little thing, run over .

Ground-nesting birds are sometimes run over by lawn mowers.

spill

He reckons it will disappear by the end of 1993, so increased demand will then spill over into higher prices.

After the hearing, the differences between Thresher and Thomas spilled over into a confrontation in a courthouse hallway.

Its affairs never spill over its own border.

When you permit these legitimate concerns to spill over into your work performance, your career often suffers.

The potential for the fighting to spill over into a wider regional conflict has triggered a flurry of diplomatic activity.

Moments later, they swung open, spilling over with an abundance to feed all who were hungry.

Such conflicts spilled over into the immediate postwar phase.

Some of this thought spills over into adolescent behavior, and we often see the adolescent in the role of reformer.

spread

The pack ice and fast ice that spread over polar seas form vast sheets many hundreds of square kilometres in area.

We are expecting in excess of 10,000 redundancies, which will be spread over three years.

Her money is spread over several different building society accounts earning her only 5.7 percent or £1,140 a year.

At least 20 sessions, spread over several days, are required to remove the major effects of practice.

The wet slurry was then dug out and taken in barrows to be spread over drying ovens.

The similarity is that your risks are spread over a much wider range of investments than you could achieve on your own.

The accident, which left wreckage spread over a wide area, blocked the road causing severe traffic disruption.

It had spread over the jungle and then had devoured the marshland.

take

We will have to wait and see whether caper berries take over when fromagefrais and raspberry vinegar are exhausted.

He takes over at USAir on Monday.

The products of prisons are seen as taking over the market for the products of honest working men.

The parents who take over encourage their child to become even more passive.

From 1925, when the roof was taken away, ruin took over and spread throughout.

He nods to Felix, who takes over translating at this point.

On Saturdays, it arrived with a stylish colour magazine, taken over from the Sunday Telegraph.

Jacob Arvey, just back from the war, was asked to take over as party chairman.

turn

My stomach has been turning over ever since this began.

He was escorted to the Salt Lake City and turned over to an officer.

There is, however, a different way in which spinning objects can turn over .

I turned over on my back and thought over the events of the night before.

It slips out of his fingers and turns over .

When one of them turned over in bed, the others did the same.

Later, the mill was turned over to the turning and manufacture of wooden items.

Wall, if I could only be turned over .

walk

Malik walked over to the glass case.

I got up and walked over to the window.

It was the first and only time I walked over to the pavillon, knocked on the door and entered alone.

Days of uncertain weather, riding out, walking over the sands, in the beechwoods.

The next morning, on the practice putting green, Teravainen walked over to Nicklaus and introduced himself.

He walked over and put his paws on the gate and listened.

She walked over to Stephen without waiting for Mrs Dodge to make the introductions.

win

Where this wins over the dancefloor bandwagon jumpers is in its up front and in your face approach rather than being docile.

Even unenthusiastic vegetable eaters will be won over by the caramelized rounds of giant onion and crescents of bright orange sweet potato.

Do not be won over by Mr Franklin's arithmetic.

In arduous debate, the semiliterate or illiterate juror is too readily won over by the selectivity of a persuasive reader.

The judges said they were won over by the sheer fun of its output.

Amoda was one of the Jeffries loyalists whom Gordon felt he might win over , at least to a position of neutrality.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Almost 40 percent of women are size 14 or over .

Dan bent over to pick up the keys.

I'm over here!

I got so dizzy that I almost fell over .

Josh rolled over and went back to sleep.

Place the cheese filling in the middle of the pastry and fold it over .

The men agreed to hand over the stolen money to the authorities.

The puzzle is for kids aged ten and over .

The wind blew over the table.

Turn the box over and open it at that end.

III. noun

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(be prepared to) go to the stake for/over sth

a roof over your head

It's hard to be cheerful when you haven't even got a roof over your head.

It doesn't matter what kind of place it is, at least you'll have a roof over your head.

We always had food on the table and a roof over our heads.

At least they would have a roof over their heads in the winter.

I have a bed and a roof over my head and three meals a day, so I should not complain.

Many of the homeless on London's streets would be glad of warm clothes and a roof over their head.

Married to a man I despise just to have a roof over my head and a ring on my finger!

Now she did not have a roof over her head.

The first night passed quietly enough as the newcomers were thoroughly examined and were glad to get a roof over their heads.

To stress the importance of a roof over your head. 2.

Who would offer a woman and three children a roof over their heads?

again and again/time and (time) again/over and over again

all over (sth)

Be either late or absent and the thirty-day clock begins all over again.

By this time there were medical people all over the place, many of them without a purpose, it seemed.

Excuse me, they might say, you have death all over your face, it could be serious.

He can lick himself all over too, but we won't go there.

Since the shop opened in 1989, it has received over 200,000 visitors from all over Britain and overseas.

The works themselves were submitted by teachers all over town, and include two-and three-dimensional pieces.

Then it was all over, when Smith was bowled over by Cork.

There was a sound of stir all over the house, pattering of feet in the corridors.

all over again

At the police station they asked me the same questions all over again .

The computer crashed and deleted all my work - I had to start the essay all over again .

The prospect of writing the report all over again made me feel completely depressed.

There's no tape in the machine. We'll have to start the interview all over again .

A toy would have run down eventually, but Anna would undoubtedly start up all over again in the morning.

And then they started it all over again .

At first, it was jobs all over again .

It was Lillie Langtry all over again , the old ones said wisely.

Men thus instructed often found it easier to get on with it than to try and explain the danger all over again .

The bank nurse all over again .

The threatening phone calls started all over again .

There are still times, even after Jasper, when I have to catch on all over again .

be all over bar the shouting

be all over sb

He was all over me at the dance.

After verse 2 even the city itself remains nameless until verse 25, by which time it is all over.

Battler opened up with the violin and it was all over in a few minutes.

But then I also say I wish it was all over.

By this time, it was all over.

Domestic violence, they say, is all over town, in all types of neighborhoods.

Hopefully, it was all over now and he'd be able to take a spot of leave.

I was glad it was all over for him - and, it must be admitted, for me too.

It was all over and she was glad.

be blazed across/all over sth

be blazoned across/on/over sth

The manufacturer's name is blazoned across an event of worthwhile significance.

be brimming (over) with sth

As far as an observer can tell, Mueller and Simmons are brimming with that will.

As he raised it to his lips he saw that it was brimming with drowned black insects.

By the end of the day, Juliana was brimming over with new-found confidence.

Even the trench behind the rampart would be brimming with oozing earth.

He is brimming with unused love, a passion for justice, a need to repent that surpasses what the law ordained.

Oh the shops are brimming with beauteous treasures.

Suddenly, she was brimming with happy excitement - which had nothing whatsoever to do with Guido, she kept telling herself.

With its vintage cable cars and cosmopolitan restaurants, the city is brimming with urbane sophistication.

be given over to sth

The upstairs bedroom is given over to her collection of antique dolls.

Afternoons were given over to village leave, organised games, set walks, leisure periods and detention.

He feared that within a decade it would be given over to factories.

Less than 1 percent of classroom time is given over to questions that require complex student thought or responses.

On the second floor, half the space was given over to a dormitory.

Returning from music, the twenty minutes left before lunch are given over to review for a spelling test.

The greater part is given over to the well in which the ice was deposited.

The rest was given over to a bowling green and a large expanse of lawn; the potential for change was enormous.

The surrounding countryside is lush and fertile and much is given over to agricultural use.

be held over

A record dated 1665 shows that at that time the archery contests were held over 4 days.

A White House compilation of the events shows 70 coffees were held over 18 months.

Accepting the logic of this situation the matter was held over for further review at a later Department Head meeting.

I have recently returned from a Polaris orienteering competition, which was held over two days in Exmoor.

More random checks are to be held over the next few weeks.

One of the finest Brooklands races, the June 1914 Aeroplane Handicap, was held over a nine mile course.

Or, given the complexities of the issue and the importance, the suit could be held over for a full-blown review.

The dates are held over email, and women reveal their most intimate desires over the phones.

be looking over your shoulder

I am looking over my shoulder .

So, reading through this book, you feel as thought Alwyn is looking over your shoulder , egging you on.

Two snub-nosed bristle-headed boys were looking over my shoulder in bright-eyed interest.

You were looking over your shoulder waiting for the knock on the door.

be nuts about/over sb/sth

be obsessing about/over sth/sb

be/fall head over heels in love

It wasn't just the usual liaison: the two of them fell head over heels in love.

be/get in over your head

How loan scams operate How homeowners get in over their heads with home equity loans: 1.

We had a feeling they might get in over their heads and they did.

bend over backwards (to do sth)

Outside the trees are bending over backwards to please the wind: the shining sword grass flattens on its belly.

The authors, however, bend over backwards to avoid consideration of that particular class scenario.

The Gallery is also bending over backwards to boost attendance, and in doing so is rather alarmingly bowing to populist pressures.

They also needed to stop rationalizing the problem to themselves and bending over backwards to be fair.

You should bend over backwards to avoid bitter personal rows and the holding of grudges.

bend/lean over backwards (to do sth)

Outside the trees are bending over backwards to please the wind: the shining sword grass flattens on its belly.

Stuart was leaning over backwards to see Oliver's point of view.

The authors, however, bend over backwards to avoid consideration of that particular class scenario.

The Gallery is also bending over backwards to boost attendance, and in doing so is rather alarmingly bowing to populist pressures.

They also needed to stop rationalizing the problem to themselves and bending over backwards to be fair.

You should bend over backwards to avoid bitter personal rows and the holding of grudges.

can't/couldn't get over sth

cast a shadow/cloud over sth

And Dexter tried to calm his faint resentment against her for casting a shadow over his optimistic mood.

Armagh's injury worries cast a cloud over their preparations and Fermanagh could mount a smash and grab raid this time.

But even should he reappear tomorrow looking hale and hearty, his long absence will have cast a shadow over his position.

But this has cast a shadow over the College.

It can not be denied, however, that Ramsey's death cast a shadow over all our activities.

Show jeopardy: Langbaurgh's budget economies have cast a shadow over the future of East Cleveland's annual show.

They cast a shadow over his meeting yesterday in the state capital, Chandigarh.

Without the money ... it could cast a shadow over the future of student theatre in Oxford.

cast a spell on/over sb

Meriwether cast a spell over the young traders who worked for him.

They said she cast spells on them.

cast an eye on/over sth

Since marrying her he hadn't cast an eye on anyone else.

The professor shrugged, casting an eye over Davide's good jacket, to inform him that his information was unnecessary.

come on in/over/up etc

A light suddenly comes on in the closet, revealing the hidden police officers Loach and Escobar.

Automatic lights had come on in various parts of the house.

It sometimes comes on in the open air.

It sounded good, it felt good to say, it made lights come on in my mouth.

Lights came on in the Mootwalk shops as one by one they began to open.

Street lights were starting to come on in the distance, crimson slivers slowly brightening to orange.

Suddenly, all the lights came on in the hospital and they eventually opened a side-door and let her in.

Sure, I said, come on over.

come over (all) shy/nervous etc

come over sb

cry over spilt milk

It is now too late to cry over spilt milk.

It was disappointing, to say the least, but there's no point crying over spilt milk.

Nora Simpson didn't believe in crying over spilt milk.

do sth ↔ over

do sth ↔ over

draw a veil over sth

His brain drew a veil over the sickening consequences.

The food is dumpling-based, substantial, and it would be kinder to draw a veil over the indigenous wine lake.

draw a veil over sth

His brain drew a veil over the sickening consequences.

The food is dumpling-based, substantial, and it would be kinder to draw a veil over the indigenous wine lake.

eggs over easy

He orders eggs over easy , bacon and sliced tomatoes.

My father died of eggs-three eggs over easy every day.

fall over sth

fall over yourself to do sth

Freshers' fair is the traditional showground where societies fall over themselves to attract some of the 5000 new students.

He was good box office and managements fell over themselves to get his name on their marquees.

Suddenly, the Kremlin is falling over itself to get close to Uncle Sam.

The owners are constantly carping about runaway salaries, then fall over themselves to jump the gun and up the ante.

The receptionist had obviously recognised him too, had practically fallen over herself to bat her long dark eyelashes at him.

The sight of so many senior politicians falling over themselves to kiss his hand was reminiscent of Tammany Hall at its worst.

Those first days of their honeymoon in New York, the music publishers had fallen over themselves to entertain the couple.

We almost fell over ourselves to oblige.

feel peculiar/come over all peculiar

game over

get over sth

get over sth

get over sth

get sth over

Gina felt trapped and insecure but found it difficult to get this over to her husband.

I always try to get this idea over to my students.

get sth ↔ over

get your butt in/out/over etc

get your leg over

But the only thing he got his leg over was the fence at Peter Pan's Playground.

With news like that, you can understand him wanting to get his leg over an old bike and ride all night.

give yourself over to sth

You have to give yourself over to football if you want to be good at it.

Drifting, feeling the drug, he closed his eyes and gave himself over to the mirrors in his head.

He prepared to give himself over to whatever fate Lucifer had in store for him.

I gave myself over to her ministrations.

I envisioned her smile, and the long sigh as we gave ourselves over to an honest conversation.

She wasn't good at being silly, but she gave herself over to the moment.

The life of the anchoress was hard but she did not necessarily give herself over to excessive penance.

Why not give herself over to the silliness of it, instead of feeling distress?

go over sb's head

The more emotional scenes go right over the kids' heads .

Are we going to get Blagg or do we go over your head ?

Could he go over the heads of Congress and get the country behind him?

He says that the bid is hostile because it goes over the heads of the directors.

His enormous arm went over Rory's head , the empty pint pot hanging in the smoke above the counter.

Mrs Singh seemed to be listening intently but I guess that a lot of what was being said went over her head .

They worried that the experienced subordinate would go over their head and gain support from their superiors.

go over sth

go over sth

go over sth

go over sth

go over well

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

go/turn over sth in your mind

hand over fist

hand sth ↔ over

haul sb over the coals

have sth written all over it

have sth/be written all over your face

hold sth over sb

kick over the traces

But perhaps even misogynists can kick over the traces.

If one of them kicked over the traces, there was hell to pay until he fell obediently back into line.

They fall down and get up again; they educate themselves and kick over the traces.

lord it over sb

He didn't use his position on the council to lord it over people.

Besides, some heads like to lord it over local parents - particularly over the pushy ones.

Here is another way in which you can lord it over you players.

Lowry, cackling and scratching, is a hoot as the rooster who lords it over the complaining hens in his roost.

Most chaps in my time wouldn't dream of trying to lord it over their girl.

The Methodists moved west from Baltimore to Kansas and lorded it over the border states.

They could democratize the royal professions that lord it over our health, education, welfare and criminal justice bureaucracies.

lose sleep over sth

It's just a practice game - I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

And so I lose sleep over mute facts and frayed ends and missing witnesses.

Have you ever lost sleep over them?

In any case, Ari, don't lose sleep over any big hotel being built here.

mind over matter

But mind over matter, I can do it if I really want to, and I will.

He says it's just a case of mind over matter.

There are limits, in other words, to mind over matter.

move over Madonna/Walt Disney/CD-ROMs etc

over my dead body

You'll marry him over my dead body!

Father gives the bridal sermon over my dead body.

over time

Images that people have of themselves change over time .

paper over the cracks

Conversely, if you have been papering over the cracks of a relationship these same eclipses will seek them out.

He did his best to paper over the cracks.

King Birendra enjoyed considerable popularity, which enabled him to paper over the cracks in his divided kingdom.

The private finance initiative has not papered over the cracks, although it has lined plenty of pockets.

pass over sth

pass sb ↔ over

piss all over sb

Basically we pissed all over them, and out-classed them in every department.

pour cold water over/on sth

Mieno is pouring cold water on the report before she's even seen it.

Arsenal were in the final, but Chapman poured cold water on hopes for the Double.

Clarisa picked him up and we poured cold water over his hand.

He started to pour cold water over me, inpart to staunch the blood, inpart to revive me.

pull the wool over sb's eyes

Don't try and pull the wool over my eyes - I can tell you've been smoking.

The politicians are just trying to pull the wool over voters' eyes again.

But it's not easy to pull the wool over our eyes.

He found out we had been pulling the wool over his eyes for quite some time.

The only conclusion a consumer can reach is that Microsoft managed to pull the wool over the eyes of millions of users.

There are people who can pull the wool over peoples' eyes.

You can't pull the wool over my eyes like that.

You can not pull the wool over Hooper's eyes.

put one over on sb

Cantor was pleased to have put one over on their first violinist, Sol Minskoff.

They were trying to put one over on us and would no longer get away with it.

put one/sth over on sb

They think they've found a way to put one over on the welfare office.

Cantor was pleased to have put one over on their first violinist, Sol Minskoff.

Just put him over on the couch.

They were trying to put one over on us and would no longer get away with it.

put/take sb over your knee

queen it over sb

rake over the past/old coals

rap sb on/over the knuckles

rave about/over sth

ride roughshod over sb/sth

Critics claim that certain powerful interests are able to ride roughshod over plans and competitors.

He was readily obeyed, even when he outraged the sensibilities of the privileged and rode roughshod over their traditional rights.

I told them they should be riding roughshod over whoever compiled tha bus and send them to Stavropol Territory right now.

In particular it has attempted to take on board community aspirations and local authority plans rather than ride roughshod over local wishes.

Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.

Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.

ride roughshod over sth

Marshall accused the court of riding roughshod over individual rights.

Critics claim that certain powerful interests are able to ride roughshod over plans and competitors.

He was readily obeyed, even when he outraged the sensibilities of the privileged and rode roughshod over their traditional rights.

I told them they should be riding roughshod over whoever compiled tha bus and send them to Stavropol Territory right now.

In particular it has attempted to take on board community aspirations and local authority plans rather than ride roughshod over local wishes.

Instead they set out to ride roughshod over the legislative branch, attempting to govern without congress rather than with it.

Recent weeks have seen it ride roughshod over ostrich breeders, society con artists, champagne fraudsters and the occasional fallen tycoon.

run over (sth)

As they ran over the pulleys, a slurry of sand or tungsten carbide was poured on the wire.

Continue to add water until it begins to run over the edge.

Docherty said the companies will continue to compete with each other on telecommunications services they run over the joint network.

Imagine if Wolfe had written a novel in which an investment banker runs over a middle-aged steelworker.

It runs over 150 primary and nursery schools, and 12 secondary schools teaching agriculture, commerce and industry.

Suddenly, Della turned round and ran over to look in the glass on the wall.

The narrator, returning to the box shortly afterwards, finds that the signalman has been run over by a train.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

run over sth

As they ran over the pulleys, a slurry of sand or tungsten carbide was poured on the wire.

Continue to add water until it begins to run over the edge.

Docherty said the companies will continue to compete with each other on telecommunications services they run over the joint network.

Imagine if Wolfe had written a novel in which an investment banker runs over a middle-aged steelworker.

It runs over 150 primary and nursery schools, and 12 secondary schools teaching agriculture, commerce and industry.

Suddenly, Della turned round and ran over to look in the glass on the wall.

The narrator, returning to the box shortly afterwards, finds that the signalman has been run over by a train.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

run over sth

As they ran over the pulleys, a slurry of sand or tungsten carbide was poured on the wire.

Continue to add water until it begins to run over the edge.

Docherty said the companies will continue to compete with each other on telecommunications services they run over the joint network.

Imagine if Wolfe had written a novel in which an investment banker runs over a middle-aged steelworker.

It runs over 150 primary and nursery schools, and 12 secondary schools teaching agriculture, commerce and industry.

Suddenly, Della turned round and ran over to look in the glass on the wall.

The narrator, returning to the box shortly afterwards, finds that the signalman has been run over by a train.

They run over cross-country courses and pay through the nose for it.

run roughshod over sb/sth

run sb/sth ↔ over

run your eyes over/along etc sth

The customs officers run their eyes over us as if we weren't there.

run/cast your eye over sth

A note from Mellowes instructed me to cast my eye over the draft, pronto, for inaccuracies.

Above him Cornelius ran his eye over a box of ancient cane carpet beaters.

And of course Prince also casts his eye over rock too.

He also casts his eye over the proposed law changes.

I cast my eye over the front page of the Telegraph while Anne poured the coffee.

The customs officers run their eyes over us as if we weren't there.

They've even invited Michael Heseltine, care of Spitting Image, to cast his eyes over the exhibition.

sit in judgment (on/over sb)

Certain Christians have also given the impression that they sit in judgment over others.

Harrison presented himself and H-1 to the eight commissioners who sat in judgment of his work.

slip one over on sb

How often have they bribed city workers to slip one over on an ignorant city council?

stand guard (over sb/sth)

If you stand guard over our stuff, I'll run get the tickets.

A deputy stands guard under the black numeral 2.

A police officer armed with a semi-automatic gun stood guard.

A pro-choice president now stands guard over abortion rights.

Riot police stood guard even in tiny back alleys.

Soldiers stand guard on street corners and roam the city at night.

Teachers stood guard every night and he was never alone.

Then one stood guard over her while the other two searched the house.

take care over/with sth

Lucker, who isolates himself and drowns himself out, who doesn't take care with me.

Real teachers with real kids have to take care with written communication.

that's sb all over

"That's Dora all over," interrupted Rose with a sniff. "Once she gets an idea into her head, nothing will stop her."

He was late, of course, but that's Tim all over.

there is a question mark over sth/a question mark hangs over sth

turn over sth

turn sb over to sb

Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.

He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.

I turned him over to find he was already dead.

I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.

Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.

The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.

Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.

Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.

turn sth over

turn sth over to sb

Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.

He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.

I turned him over to find he was already dead.

I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.

Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.

The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.

Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.

Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.

turn sth over to sth

Graeme did all the cooing at first but has now turned his saucepans over to his talented young apprentice, Steve Webb.

He took her hand and turned it over to see the small, uplifted palm.

I turned him over to find he was already dead.

I wanted them to see that the team was all of us, to turn it over to them for safekeeping.

Some lawmakers have even called for turning its functions over to private industry.

The Marshal would have liked to turn this problem over to the Captain who could have applied some brains to it.

Then he turned the program over to the five panelists who sat behind him on the stage.

Within a few years the increased prosperity of the yard had so impressed John Shuttleworth that he turned the business over to him.

when hell freezes over

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A convincing one-day success was wrapped up with 15 overs to spare as Cheshire outplayed the Duchy in every respect.

Fifty runs were assembled in the first 15 overs, but even maintaining that rate required a certain air of desperation.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.