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come by

  

      vb   intr, prep   to find or obtain (a thing), esp. accidentally  
do you ever come by any old books?     
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come by

  
  
acquire, get, land, lay hold of, obtain, procure, score     (slang)   secure, take possession of, win  

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come, come and, come again?, come along!

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exp.
come on
Slang; written abbreviation, there`s no difference in pronunciation for "c`mon "and "come on".
exp.
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
id.
consider something seriously and start taking actions about it
n.
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
anyone with a good definition ?
n.
a very creative person; someone who is always able to come up with fresh ideas
[Bus.]
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
id.
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
n.
In computer science, the File Allocation Table (FAT) is a file system popularized by Microsoft in the 1980's in their earliest computers. The FAT file system has continued to be developed and now comes in multiple varieties such as FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and ExFAT.
[Tech.];[Comp.] Look at that floppy disk, see if it is formatted with the FAT file system.
n.
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
n.
1. [Mil.] a pilot who comes in support of the leading aircraft. He is positionned besides and slightly behind the leading aircraft. 2. [Fig.] a person who helps a friend to approach potential partners
2. this meaning has been popularised by the TV series How I Met Your Mother
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
exp.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
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