English phrasal verb – Get over

Phrasal verb – Get over
We looked at the verb get on this blog a few weeks ago so let’s try a phrasal verb that uses the verb get with the preposition over.
get over = to recover from illness or disappointment.
“I had a bad cold for 2 weeks, but finally I finally got over it!” = Now I am better, I have recovered from my cold.


“My son Jeff was very sad when he wasn’t chosen to play on the soccer team. I took him to the ice cream store to help him get over it.” = I want to help him feel better (recover) after getting the news that he didn’t make the team, so I bought him some ice cream to help him feel better.

“Ice cream can help me get over anything!”

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