all over


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Over \O"ver\, adv.
   1. From one side to another; from side to side; across;
      crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a
      foot in diameter.
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   2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the
      opposite side of a space or barrier; -- used with verbs of
      motion; as, to sail over to England; to hand over the
      money; to go over to the enemy. "We will pass over to
      Gibeah." --Judges xix. 12. Also, with verbs of being: At,
      or on, the opposite side; as, the boat is over.
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   3. From beginning to end; throughout the course, extent, or
      expanse of anything; as, to look over accounts, or a stock
      of goods; a dress covered over with jewels.
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   4. From inside to outside, above or across the brim.
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            Good measure, pressed down . . . and running over.
                                                  --Luke vi. 38.
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   5. Beyond a limit; hence, in excessive degree or quantity;
      superfluously; with repetition; as, to do the whole work
      over. "So over violent." --Dryden.
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            He that gathered much had nothing over. --Ex. xvi.
                                                  18.
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   6. In a manner to bring the under side to or towards the top;
      as, to turn (one's self) over; to roll a stone over; to
      turn over the leaves; to tip over a cart.
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   7. Completed; at an end; beyond the limit of continuance;
      finished; as, when will the play be over?. "Their distress
      was over." --Macaulay. "The feast was over." --Sir W.
      Scott.
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   Note: Over, out, off, and similar adverbs, are often used in
         the predicate with the sense and force of adjectives,
         agreeing in this respect with the adverbs of place,
         here, there, everywhere, nowhere; as, the games were
         over; the play is over; the master was out; his hat is
         off.
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   Note: Over is much used in composition, with the same
         significations that it has as a separate word; as in
         overcast, overflow, to cast or flow so as to spread
         over or cover; overhang, to hang above; overturn, to
         turn so as to bring the underside towards the top;
         overact, overreach, to act or reach beyond, implying
         excess or superiority.
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   All over.
      (a) Over the whole; upon all parts; completely; as, he is
          spatterd with mud all over.
      (b) Wholly over; at an end; as, it is all over with him.
          

   Over again, once more; with repetition; afresh; anew.
      --Dryden.

   Over against, opposite; in front. --Addison.

   Over and above, in a manner, or degree, beyond what is
      supposed, defined, or usual; besides; in addition; as, not
      over and above well. "He . . . gained, over and above, the
      good will of all people." --L' Estrange.

   Over and over, repeatedly; again and again.

   To boil over. See under Boil, v. i.

   To come it over, To do over, To give over, etc. See
      under Come, Do, Give, etc.

   To throw over, to abandon; to betray. Cf. {To throw
      overboard}, under Overboard.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

All \All\, adv.
   1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as,
      all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. "And cheeks
      all pale." --Byron.
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   Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all
         so long, etc., this word retains its appropriate sense
         or becomes intensive.
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   2. Even; just. (Often a mere intensive adjunct.) [Obs. or
      Poet.]
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            All as his straying flock he fed.     --Spenser.
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            A damsel lay deploring
            All on a rock reclined.               --Gay.
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   All to, or All-to. In such phrases as "all to rent," "all
      to break," "all-to frozen," etc., which are of frequent
      occurrence in our old authors, the all and the to have
      commonly been regarded as forming a compound adverb,
      equivalent in meaning to entirely, completely, altogether.
      But the sense of entireness lies wholly in the word all
      (as it does in "all forlorn," and similar expressions),
      and the to properly belongs to the following word, being a
      kind of intensive prefix (orig. meaning asunder and
      answering to the LG. ter-, HG. zer-). It is frequently to
      be met with in old books, used without the all. Thus
      Wyclif says, "The vail of the temple was to rent:" and of
      Judas, "He was hanged and to-burst the middle:" i. e.,
      burst in two, or asunder.

   All along. See under Along.

   All and some, individually and collectively, one and all.
      [Obs.] "Displeased all and some." --Fairfax.

   All but.
      (a) Scarcely; not even. [Obs.] --Shak.
      (b) Almost; nearly. "The fine arts were all but
          proscribed." --Macaulay.

   All hollow, entirely, completely; as, to beat any one all
      hollow. [Low]

   All one, the same thing in effect; that is, wholly the same
      thing.

   All over, over the whole extent; thoroughly; wholly; as,
      she is her mother all over. [Colloq.]

   All the better, wholly the better; that is, better by the
      whole difference.

   All the same, nevertheless. "There they [certain phenomena]
      remain rooted all the same, whether we recognize them or
      not." --J. C. Shairp. "But Rugby is a very nice place all
      the same." --T. Arnold. -- See also under All, n.
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