I.over1[Brit ˈəʊvə, Am ˈoʊvər]PREPOver is used after many verbs in English ( change over, fall over, lean over etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate verb entry ( change, fall, lean etc.). over is often used with another preposition in English ( to, in, on) without altering the meaning. In this case over is usually not translated in French: to be over in France = être en France; to swim over to sb = nager vers qn. over is often used with nouns in English when talking about superiority ( control over, priority over etc.) or when giving the cause of something ( delays over, trouble over etc.). For translations, consult the appropriate noun entry ( control, priority, delay, trouble etc.). over is often used as a prefix in verb combinations ( overeat), adjective combinations ( overconfident) and noun combinations ( overcoat). These combinations are treated as headwords in the dictionary. For particular usages see the entry below.