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

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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.

Examples

  • 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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