#51- TO GET OVER


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1. feel happy or well again (recover)
2. recover from a relationship you had with your ex
3. to overcome a problem, obstacle, barrier or hurdle
4. “get something over with” – finish something so you can start doing something else
5. “I can’t get over it” – I’m really surprised and amazed about it
6. “get over here” – come here
7. “Get over it” – just accept it (e.g. when someone is upset because they lost) “Just build a bridge, and get over it”
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Hi everybody this is Luke and I’m here to teach you another phrasal verb. This is phrasal verb number 51. And it is “to get over” something. To get over something. Right. It’s got a few different meanings. Let’s have a look at some of them. I’m going to explain, I think, let’s see, about five, no four meanings. And a few phrases that use this, this phrasal verb. I’m going to try to keep it brief.
Right. First of all, it’s to kind of feel happy or well again after you’ve been unhappy or after you’ve been sick. So to recover, OK. It can take ages to recover from… it can take ages to recover from flu. It can take, you know, a few days to get over the flu. All right? Like Jeff is pretty upset, but he will get over it —he will be all right.
Another one is to start, to forget someone and feel happy again after a relationship has ended. You know, after you split up with your girlfriend or boyfriend you might feel really upset, you might be a bit damaged by it. But ultimately you will get over it. Or you will get over her, OK? “It took me ages to get over my ex-girlfriend.” For example. You know. Like, “I’m not ready to get into a relationship at the moment. I’m still getting over my ex-girlfriend”, you might say.
Another one is to find a way to solve a problem. Or to deal with the problem. And it’s similar to ‘overcome’. To overcome a difficulty. Right. To get over an obstacle. You know. You might say “There are a lots of difficulties or a lots of barriers when you start to set up a new business. But if you are driven and if you don’t give up, then you get over all of these problems. And eventually, you know, see success in your, in your work.” To get over problems. To get over issues. To get over barriers. To get over hurdles. To get over obstacles.
All right. Another one is to do something or to allow something to happen, because you want it to be finished. Or you want to start something else. To get something over with. For example, “Let’s get this over with, so we can move on.” All right. Let’s get over with, You know. Maybe in a meeting you’ve got some business to attend to. Let’s say you are trying to decide on who should provide biscuits in the office. Right. “We need to work out this biscuits responsibility. Come on, let’s get it over with, so that we can move on to more serious things.” You might say.
And then here are some phrases that use the expression to get over something. You might say “I can’t get over it” to express how you are so amazed, or so surprised about something. “I can’t get over how great that film was. It was just so great.” “I can’t get over how good these songs are on this new album.” For example. Yeah. I can’t, I just can’t get over it —meaning I’m struggling, like, to deal with it, [and to] comprehend how amazing it is.
Ahm, you might say “get over here”. Get over here, meaning come here. OK, as a use to tell someone to come here. “Hey Jeff. Get over here. Come on. Get over here, mate. We’re having some biscuits. I’m sure you’d want to join in.”
To get over it. “Look, get over it, will you?” As a way of saying “look stop worrying. Stop complaining. Stop being upset.” OK. So, ahm, you know. Let’s say someone lost a game and they’re all upset. And then someone say “Look, just get over it. All right. Come on.” You know, you might even. If someone is angry with you. You could say “Look, build a bridge and get over it. OK?”
Right, that’s the end of this episode. Speak to you again soon. Bye for now.