run over = hit someone with a vehicle


  • Did you see that? That car nearly ran over the child.
  • He was run over and seriously injured.
  • He was run over and killed in 2009.
  • She was run over by a truck as she was crossing the street.
  • You nearly ran me over!
  • You nearly ran over that poor cat!

contribute to = is a serious cause

  • Junk food contributes to fattening. Stop eating it if you want to lose weight!
  • Smoking contributes to heart diseases.
  • His drinking problem contributed to his death.
  • The collapse of his company contributed to his depression.
  • The fact that she liked the new school and teachers contributed to her improvement at school.
  • He is very hard-working. This has certainly contributed to his success.

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