I know some meanings of the phrasal verb “run over” such as:
“This pot's running over.” Or "My cup runneth over [with God's bounty]." (23th Psalm)
- (a vessel or its contents ) overflow as in:
“Let’s run over our parts again. (eg when learning and rehearsing parts in a play)
- run over smth. review, recapitulate
“He ran over his note before starting the lecture.”
- read through quickly
“If you cross the street in the wrong place you may get run over.”
- knock you down and drive across your body in a car
“I've run over the allotted time, but there are still questions.”
- Go beyond, exceed, as in
I have just written the following sentence:
“There are no buses to Withering on Sundays but I can easily run you over in the car.”
Would you be kind enough to say to me whether you know and respectively endorse the usage of the expression “run you over” with the meaning “take you there in the car”?
Thank you in advance for your efforts.
Your sentence is correct. I can run you over there 'in a jiffy' (very quickly).
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