Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Get over something/ someone

There are many meanings for this phrasal verb - but in this context it means to recover from something or feel better. Here the pig is saying that he will not recover from feeling humiliated or embarrassed.

1. If a friend of yours is having difficulty getting over a relationship that has just ended, you could give him/ her this advice: "There are plenty of fish in the sea!"

2. Some people just can't get over the death of Michael Jackson, especially his  look-a-likes and extreme fans. It was totally unexpected.

3. When Brazil or Argentina lose a game in the world cup soccer, the players (and the fans) take weeks to get over the disappointment.

4. If you are the victim of a robbery or assault, it may take a while to get over that fear caused by the incident.

5. When I got dengue fever (West Nile Virus), it took me a few weeks to get over it and fully recover.


  1. It's funny when we get caught doing something when we think no one is watching... like flexing your muscles in the mirror or dancing in a funny way. Do you remember any embarrassing moments?

  2. Hello, it's me again

    what if you simply went to the gym for some filling out, or to the park for jogging and afterwards come home tired, do you have to get over being tired? Because, as long as I understood the strip, you only get over from an illnes, depression, injuries... things you have to recover from an unhealthy state to a healthy state.

    Thank Frank.

  3. Exactly as you reasoned Antonio... you don't get over being exhausted after a workout... but maybe you get an injury from lifting weights that are too heavy... then you will need to recover from that... so it is a synonym for recover... but not in every situation. As you stated, it would be to recover from illness or something that sets you back physically like an injury... and then most things that get to you emotionally. Maybe an inferiority complex or a fear of speaking in public...