1. phrasal verb [no passive] If a feeling or desire, especially a strange or surprising one, comes over you, it affects you strongly. [V P n] ⇒ As I entered the corridor which led to my room that eerie feeling came over me. [V P n] ⇒ I'm sorry, I don't know what came over me. 2. link phrasal verb & phrasal verb If someone comes over all dizzy or shy, for example, they suddenly start feeling or acting in that way. [V P adj] ⇒ When Connie pours her troubles out to him, Joe comes over all sensitive. [V P adj] ⇒ Now you are coming over all puritanical about nothing. 3. phrasal verb → come If someone or what they are saying comes over in a particular way, they make that impression on people who meet them or are listening to them. [V P + as] ⇒ You come over as a capable and amusing companion. [V P adv] ⇒ He came over well–perhaps a little pompous, but nevertheless honest and straightforward.
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