going over


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

go over

1. To visit some place. I'm going over to Eddie's house, mom—see you later!
2. To review something. Can you go over these instructions again? I'm still a little confused.
3. To generate a particular reaction. Unfortunately, our proposal did not go over well with the board, and I doubt they'll approve it.
4. To look at someone or something thoroughly. We need to go over every inch of this house to find my engagement ring!
5. To rehearse or practice something. We need to go over our lines before we take the stage.
See also: over

going over

1. n. an examination. I gave your car a good going over, and I fixed a lot of little things.
2. n. a beating. After a going over like that, the guy spent two weeks in the hospital.
See also: going, over