get over (something)

get over (something)

1. To recover or heal from some physical or mental ailment. It took her nearly four months to get over that bout of pneumonia. I'd love to play rugby again, but I've been getting over a broken ankle.
2. To accept, feel better about, move on from, or come to terms with something, especially that which has already been established or has happened in the past. John is still getting over his divorce, so he's been a little distant at work. I don't think I'll ever get over losing my job like that. You need to get over the fact that I'm moving to Indonesia next month.
3. To overcome or find the solution to a problem, obstacle, or difficulty. We've had to get over a lot of technical setbacks, but our new website is finally up and running.
See also: get