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    get over

    My question is: in sentences like

    1) I can't get over seeing my ex-wife with her new husband.
    2) The coach could'nt get over losing the state championship 47 to 0.
    3) I can't get over the way you look - you've lost so much weight!

    what's the meaning of this "get over"? Does it mean "to tolerate" or something such as "I can't believe my eyes!". I cannot understand it.

    Thank you all for your help.

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    Re: get over

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    My question is: in sentences like

    1) I can't get over seeing my ex-wife with her new husband.
    2) The coach could'nt get over losing the state championship 47 to 0.
    3) I can't get over the way you look - you've lost so much weight!

    what's the meaning of this "get over"? Does it mean "to tolerate" or something such as "I can't believe my eyes!". I cannot understand it.

    Thank you all for your help.
    It means something like, "I can't recover from the surprise/shock/disappointment of ..."

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