Over/During the next few days/weekend

Aamir Tariq

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Do we mean "during" when we say "over" like

"I'll be busy over the weekend end".

Does it mean I'll be busy during the weekend?

Similarly, if somebody says, "It is more likely to rain over the next few days."

Does it mean It is more likely to rain during the next few days?


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Do we mean "during" when we say "over" in something like "I'll be busy over the weekend"? [STRIKE]end".[/STRIKE] Does it mean I'll be busy during the weekend?
Similarly, if somebody says (no comma here) "It is more likely to rain over the next few days", does it mean it is more likely to rain during the next few days?

[STRIKE]Regards,
Aamir the Global Citizen[/STRIKE] Unnecessary, as always.

In the first example, I would say the person means that they will be busy quite a lot during the weekend, but not necessarily for all of it. For that, we would use "I'll be busy all weekend".
In the second example, the expectation is that it will rain at some point over/during the next few days but the speaker doesn't want to (or can't) be more specific.

So, the simple answer to your question is yes, in those contexts, "over" more or less means "during".
 
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