all over
I. adverb Date: 15th century 1. over the whole extent <
decorated all over with a flower pattern
>
2. everywhere <
looked all over for the book
>
3. in every respect ; thoroughly <
she is her mother all over
>
II. preposition Date: 1912 1. in eagerly affectionate, attentive, or aggressive pursuit of <
the band's fans were all over them
>
2. in or into a state marked by all-out criticism of <
the press was all over the coach after the loss
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • all over — {adv. phr.} 1. In every part; everywhere. * /He has a fever and aches all over./ * /I have looked all over for my glasses./ Compare: FAR AND WIDE. 2. {informal} In every way; completely. * /She is her mother all over./ 3. {informal} Coming into… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all over — {adv. phr.} 1. In every part; everywhere. * /He has a fever and aches all over./ * /I have looked all over for my glasses./ Compare: FAR AND WIDE. 2. {informal} In every way; completely. * /She is her mother all over./ 3. {informal} Coming into… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • All over — All All, adv. 1. Wholly; completely; altogether; entirely; quite; very; as, all bedewed; my friend is all for amusement. And cheeks all pale. Byron. [1913 Webster] Note: In the ancient phrases, all too dear, all too much, all so long, etc., this… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All over — Le all over est un terme de peinture apparu vers 1948. Chaque coup de pinceau annule le précédent et le rapport de celui ci avec la surface du fond. Cette technique a été apportée par Jackson Pollock en 1945 avec ses drippings. Procédé qui… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • all-over — adj. 1. covering the entire surface. an all over pattern Syn: allover. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • all-over — all o·ver also all·o·ver (ôlʹō vər) adj. Covering an entire surface: wallpaper with an all over pattern; an allover tan. * * * …   Universalium

  • all over — 1. adverb a) Over an entire extent. He was covered all over with mud. b) Everywhere. Ive looked all over for it. 2. preposition Everywhere; covering completely. He dropped the bucket and got paint all over th …   Wiktionary

  • All-over — Le all over est un terme de peinture apparu vers 1948. Chaque coup de pinceau annule le précédent et le rapport de celui ci avec la surface du fond. Cette technique a été inventée par Janet Sobel (1894–1968), peintre américaine d origine… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • All-over — Unter All over Painting versteht man (zumeist bei modernen Gemälden) eine ohne Hauptmotiv ausgeführte flächendeckende Malerei, die bisweilen über den Rand hinausgeht und sich teilweise auf dem Rahmen fortsetzt. All over Paintings findet man z. B …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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