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    #1

    run you over

    Dear teachers,

    I know some meanings of the phrasal verb “run over” such as:

    • (a vessel or its contents ) overflow as in:

    “This pot's running over.” Or "My cup runneth over [with God's bounty]." (23th Psalm)

    • run over smth. review, recapitulate

    “Let’s run over our parts again. (eg when learning and rehearsing parts in a play)

    • read through quickly

    “He ran over his note before starting the lecture.”

    • knock you down and drive across your body in a car

    “If you cross the street in the wrong place you may get run over.”

    • Go beyond, exceed, as in

    “I've run over the allotted time, but there are still questions.”

    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.

    Regards.

    V.

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    Re: run you over

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I know some meanings of the phrasal verb “run over” such as:

    • (a vessel or its contents ) overflow as in:
    “This pot's running over.” Or "My cup runneth over [with God's bounty]." (23th Psalm)

    • run over smth. review, recapitulate
    “Let’s run over our parts again. (eg when learning and rehearsing parts in a play)

    • read through quickly
    “He ran over his note before starting the lecture.”

    • knock you down and drive across your body in a car
    “If you cross the street in the wrong place you may get run over.”

    • Go beyond, exceed, as in
    “I've run over the allotted time, but there are still questions.”

    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.

    Regards.

    V.

    Your sentence is correct. I can run you over there 'in a jiffy' (very quickly).

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    #3

    Re: run you over

    Hi fromatto,

    Thank you for your prompt reply as well as for yor improved version of my original sentence.

    Regards.

    V.

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