Etymology
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go over (v.)

1580s, "review point by point;" see go (v.) + over (adv.). Meaning "be successful" is from 1923.

updated on March 25, 2015

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Definitions of go over from WordNet

go over (v.)
hold a review (of troops);
Synonyms: review / survey
go over (v.)
happen in a particular manner;
how did your talk go over?
Synonyms: go off / come off
go over (v.)
examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition;
Synonyms: check / check up on / look into / check out / suss out / check over / check into
go over (v.)
fall forward and down;
Synonyms: fall over
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