come over


verb (intr)

(adverb) (of a person or his words) to communicate the intended meaning or impressionhe came over very well
(adverb) to change allegiancessome people came over to our side in the war
informal to undergo or feel a particular sensationI came over funny

noun comeover

(in the Isle of Man) a person who has come over from the mainland of Britain to settle

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Idioms and Phrases with come over

come over

1

Change sides or positions, as in He's decided to come over to their side. [Second half of 1500s]

2

Happen to or affect, as in Why are you leaving? What's come over you? or A sudden fit of impatience came over her. [First half of 1900s]

3

Pay a casual visit, as in I want to show you my garden, so please come over soon. This usage employs come over in the sense of “crossing an intervening space” (from somewhere to one's home). [c. 1600]

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