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Difference between Get over something and Get something over

get over something

1. recover from an illness, shock, etc.:

  • George did not get over his homesickness for some time.

2. overcome a difficulty, etc.; rise above smth.:

  • The music industry can’t get over the fact that music and video will be free.

get something over

1. cause smth. to become understood or accepted:

  • We need to get the message over that bookselling incurs certain expenses.

2. (also: get something over with) get smth. finished fast:

  • Feelings of urgency and frustration often come when you want to get the work over quickly.