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1. To go to someone else's house. Do you want to you come over after school today?
2. To move near to someone or something. Come over here and look at the layout I've designed.
3. To affect one, as of an affliction of some kind. I left the party early because nausea came over me. My dog is usually very docile, so I'm not sure what came over him when he started barking like crazy.
4. To change one's position or view on something. He'll never come over to our side now that you've insulted him! What caused you to come over to our way of thinking?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
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.
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.
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.