Does the word “over” have the same meaning as “because of”?


Does Over mean Because of?

In some cases over can mean because of. However, the word over alone cannot mean because of, it has to have a verb.

You have to put a verb in front of over, and a noun after, in order to achieve the meaning because of. Usually

  • getting over,
  • fighting over,
  • arguing over,

and other verb forms that entail some kind of disagreement, mean because of.


  • They were fighting over her.
  • There was an argument over who gets the raise.
  • He won’t feel happy until he gets over her.

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