come over

come over

Meaning

  • to go to someone else’s house
  • to visit somewhere for a short period
  • to move closer to someone or something
  • to affect someone
  • to change your opinion on something
  • to get somewhere by crossing something
  • to appear to be a certain type of person

Example Sentences

  1. June and her sister will come over for lunch on Sunday, we are having chicken pie.
  2. Come over here and look out of the window, you can see the beach.
  3. Come over and sit next to me, I want to hear how your day went.
  4. Come over to the pool, you are sitting all alone under that umbrella.
  5. I do not know what has come over her, she was very rude to him today.
  6. I had to go home from work today as a terrible bout of nausea came over me, I think that it must have been something that I ate.
  7. We must try to convince him to come over to our side of the argument, he will see that we are right.
  8. The people came over from Norway for the festival.
  9. She comes over as being very nervous.

Origin

The word “come” is from Germanic origin, meaning to arrive. It has been in use since before the 1800s.

Synonyms

  • visit; stop by; call on; drop round; swing by; pop round

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