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come over

 
1. to join this party or side; to change sides or affiliation. Tom was formerly an enemy spy, but last year he came over. I thought that Bill was a Republican. When did he come over?
2. to come for a visit. See if Ann wants to come over. I can't come over to visit now. I'm busy.
See also: come

come over someone

[for something] to affect a person, perhaps suddenly. (See also come over someone or something.) I just don't know what came over me. Something came over her just as she entered the room.
See also: come

come over someone or something

to move over and above someone or something. (See also come over someone.) A cloud came over us and rained like fury. Darkness came over the city and streetlights blinked on.
See also: come

come over somebody

to change or influence someone's behavior No one knows what came over Bill, but he stopped smoking.
See also: come

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]
See also: come

come over

v.
1. To arrive somewhere by crossing something: The settlers came over the bridge.
2. To change sides in a conflict or argument: After hearing our speech, the group came over to our side and voted for us.
3. To pay a casual visit: Come over for lunch tomorrow.
4. To influence or overwhelm someone strongly but temporarily, without that person being conscious of it: Something came over me, and I lost my patience for a while.
See also: come