الدرس السابق ⇚ Strong adjectives3. VERBS STARTING WITH 'OVER'
A. Look at the following extract from the text on pages 42-43 and guess what the words in bold mean.
...boxes overflowed with jewels and pieces of gold. I was so
overcome with emotion I could barely speak.
Over at the beginning of a verb can mean too much, e.g. overeat means eat too much. However,
this is not always the case. For example, overtake means pass a person or vehicle.
- Does overflowed mean too full or moving slowly?
- Does overcome mean come to the top or affected?
B. Read the sentences below and match the verbs beginning with over with their meanings a-f.
1. It is important when you start going to the gym not to overdo it. ( e )
2. I overheard them talking about me when I was standing in the corridor. (f )
3. I overestimated David's enthusiasm for extreme sports he didn't really appreciate my surprise gift of a paragliding training session. ( c )
4. Parents usually overlook the faults of their children because they love them. ( a )
5. I forgot to set my alarm clock last night and as a result I overslept his morning. ( d )
6. The lorry was overturned during the accident. ( b )
a. to not notice or ignore a problem
b. to turn upside down or on the side
c. to think that something is more than it actually is
d. to sleep longer than you should
e. to do too much of an activity
f. to unintentionally hear something that someone says when they are not talking to you
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