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come upon


      vb   intr, prep   to meet or encounter unexpectedly  
I came upon an old friend in the street today     
Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  
      vb   , comes, coming, came, come   mainly intr  
1    to move towards a specified person or place  
come to my desk     
2    to arrive by movement or by making progress  
3    to become perceptible  
light came into the sky     
4    to occur in the course of time  
Christmas comes but once a year     
5    to exist or occur at a specific point in a series  
your turn comes next     
6    to happen as a result  
no good will come of this     
7    to originate or be derived  
good may come of evil     
8    to occur to the mind  
the truth suddenly came to me     
9    to extend or reach  
she comes up to my shoulder     
10    to be produced or offered  
that dress comes in red only     
11    to arrive at or be brought into a particular state or condition  
you will soon come to grief, the new timetable comes into effect on Monday     
12    foll by: from   to be or have been a resident or native (of)  
I come from London     
13    to become  
your wishes will come true     
14    tr; takes an infinitive   to be given awareness  
I came to realize its enormous value     
15    (of grain) to germinate  
16    Taboo slang   to have an orgasm  
17    tr     (Brit)  
informal   to play the part of  
don't come the fine gentleman with me     
18    tr     (Brit)  
informal   to cause or produce  
don't come that nonsense again     
19    subjunctive use   when (a specified time or event has arrived or begun)  
she'll be sixteen come Sunday, come the revolution, you'll be the first to go     
20 they come   the most characteristic example of a class or type  
21    come again?  
Informal   what did you say?  
22    come and   imperative or dependent imperative   to move towards a particular person or thing or accompany a person with some specified purpose  
come and see what I've found     
23    come clean  
Informal   to make a revelation or confession  
24    come good  
Informal   to recover and perform well after a bad start or setback  
25    come it  
a    to pretend; act a part  
b    to exaggerate  
c    often foll by: over   to try to impose (upon)  
d    to divulge a secret; inform the police  
26    come to light   to be revealed  
27    come to light with     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to find or produce  
28    come to pass  
Archaic   to take place  
29    how come?  
Informal   what is the reason that?  
30    an exclamation expressing annoyance, irritation, etc.  
come now!, come come!     
31    Taboo slang   semen,   (See also)        come about       come across       come along       come at       come away       comeback       come between       come by       comedown       come forward       come in       come into       come of       come off       come on       come out       come over       come round       come through       come to       come up       come upon  
     (Old English cuman; related to Old Norse koma, Gothic qiman, Old High German queman to come, Sanskrit gámati he goes)  

come about  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to take place; happen  
2      (Nautical)   to change tacks  
come across  
      vb   intr  
1    prep   to meet or find by accident  
2    adv   (of a person or his words) to communicate the intended meaning or impression  
3    often foll by: with   to provide what is expected  
      n   a street ballad or folk song  
     (C19: from the common opening words come all ye (young maidens, loyal heroes, etc.)...)  
come along  
1    intr, adv   to progress  
how's your French coming along?     
2    come along!  
a    hurry up!  
b    make an effort!  
3      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   a hand tool consisting of a ratchet lever, cable, and pulleys, used for moving heavy loads by hand or for tightening wire  
come at  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to discover or reach (facts, the truth, etc.)  
2    to attack (a person)  
he came at me with an axe     
3      (Austral)  
slang   to agree to do (something)  
4    usually used with a negative     (Austral)  
slang   to stomach, tolerate  
I couldn't come at it     
5      (Austral)  
slang   to presume; impose  
what are you coming at?     
      adj      an informal expression for       accessible  
come away  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to become detached  
2    foll by: with   to leave (with)  
come between  
      vb   intr, prep   to cause the estrangement or separation of (two people)  
nothing could come between the two lovers     
come by  
      vb   intr, prep   to find or obtain (a thing), esp. accidentally  
do you ever come by any old books?     
come forward  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to offer one's services; volunteer  
2    to present oneself  
      adj   usually prenominal  
Informal   alluring; seductive  
a come-hither look     
come in  
      vb   intr, mainly adv  
1    to enter, used in the imperative when admitting a person  
2    to prove to be  
it came in useful     
3    to become fashionable or seasonable  
4      (Cricket)   to begin an innings  
5      (Athletics, horse racing, etc.)   to finish a race (in a certain position)  
6    (of a politician or political party) to win an election  
7      (Radio, television)   to be received  
news is coming in of a big fire in Glasgow     
8    (of money) to be received as income  
9    to play a role; advance one's interests  
where do I come in?     
10    foll by: for   to be the object of  
the Chancellor came in for a lot of criticism in the Commons     
come into  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to enter  
2    to inherit  
3    come into one's own   to become fulfilled  
she really came into her own when she got divorced     
come of  
      vb   intr, prep  
1    to be descended from  
2    to result from  
nothing came of his experiments     
come off  
      vb   intr, mainly adv  
1    also prep   to fall (from), losing one's balance  
2    to become detached or be capable of being detached  
3    prep   to be removed from (a price, tax, etc.)  
will anything come off income tax in the budget?     
4    copula   to emerge from or as if from a trial or contest  
he came off the winner     
5    Informal   to take place or happen  
6    Informal   to have the intended effect; succeed  
his jokes did not come off     
7    Taboo slang   to have an orgasm  
8    come off it!  
Informal   stop trying to fool me!  
come on  
      vb   intr, mainly adv  
1    (of power, a water supply, etc.) to become available; start running or functioning  
2    to make or show progress; develop  
my plants are coming on nicely     
3    to advance, esp. in battle  
4    to begin  
she felt a cold coming on, a new bowler has come on     
5      (Theatre)   to make an entrance on stage  
6    to be considered, esp. in a court of law  
7    prep      See       come upon  
8    come on!  
a    hurry up!  
b    cheer up! pull yourself together!  
c    make an effort!  
d    don't exaggerate! stick to the facts!  
9    to attempt to give a specified impression  
he came on like a hard man     
10    come on strong   to make a forceful or exaggerated impression  
11    come on to  
Informal   to make sexual advances to  
12    Informal   anything that serves as a lure or enticement  
come out  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to be made public or revealed  
the news of her death came out last week     
2    to make a debut in society or on stage  
a      (Also)    come out of the closet   to declare openly that one is a homosexual  
b    to reveal or declare any habit or practice formerly concealed  
4      (Chiefly Brit)   to go on strike  
5    to declare oneself  
the government came out in favour of scrapping the project     
6    to be shown visibly or clearly  
you came out very well in the photos     
7    to yield a satisfactory solution  
these sums just won't come out     
8    to be published  
the paper comes out on Fridays     
9    foll by: in   to become covered with  
you're coming out in spots     
10    foll by: with   to speak or declare openly  
you can rely on him to come out with the facts     
come over  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   (of a person or his words) to communicate the intended meaning or impression  
he came over very well     
2    adv   to change allegiances  
some people came over to our side in the war     
3    Informal   to undergo or feel a particular sensation  
I came over funny     
4    (in the Isle of Man) a person who has come over from the mainland of Britain to settle  
come round   , around  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to be restored to life or consciousness  
2    to change or modify one's mind or opinion  
come through  
      vb   intr  
1    adv   to emerge successfully  
2    prep   to survive (an illness, setback, etc.)  
come to  
      vb   intr  
1    adv or prep. and reflexive   to regain consciousness or return to one's normal state  
2    adv     (Nautical)   to slow a vessel or bring her to a stop  
3    prep   to amount to (a sum of money)  
your bill comes to four pounds     
4    prep   to arrive at (a certain state)  
what is the world coming to?     
come up  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to come to a place regarded as higher  
2    (of the sun) to rise  
3    to begin  
a wind came up     
4    to be regurgitated or vomited  
5    to present itself or be discussed  
that question will come up again     
6      (Brit)   to begin a term, esp. one's first term, at a college or university  
7    to appear from out of the ground  
my beans have come up early this year     
8    Informal   to win  
have your premium bonds ever come up?     
9    come up against   to be faced with; come into conflict or competition with  
10    come up to   to equal or meet a standard  
that just doesn't come up to scratch     
11    come up with   to produce or find  
she always comes up with the right answer     
come upon  
      vb   intr, prep   to meet or encounter unexpectedly  
I came upon an old friend in the street today     
      n   pl   , Johnny-come-latelies, Johnnies-come-lately   a brash newcomer, novice, or recruit  
kingdom come  
1    the next world; life after death  
2    Informal   the end of the world (esp. in the phrase until kingdom come)  
3    Informal   unconsciousness or death  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English definition-Thesaurus  



1    advance, appear, approach, arrive, become, draw near, enter, happen, materialize, move, move towards, near, occur, originate, show up     (informal)   turn out, turn up     (informal)  
2    appear, arrive, attain, enter, materialize, reach, show up     (informal)   turn up     (informal)  
3    fall, happen, occur, take place  
4    arise, emanate, emerge, end up, flow, issue, originate, result, turn out  
5    extend, reach  
6    be available, be made, be offered, be on offer, be produced  

come about     
arise, befall, come to pass, happen, occur, result, take place, transpire     (informal)  
come across     
bump into     (informal)   chance upon, discover, encounter, find, happen upon, hit upon, light upon, meet, notice, stumble upon, unearth  
come along     
develop, improve, mend, perk up, pick up, progress, rally, recover, recuperate  
come apart     
break, come unstuck, crumble, disintegrate, fall to pieces, give way, separate, split, tear  
come at  
1    attain, discover, find, grasp, reach  
2    assail, assault, attack, charge, fall upon, fly at, go for, light into, rush, rush at  
come back     
reappear, recur, re-enter, return  
come between     
alienate, divide, estrange, interfere, meddle, part, separate, set at odds  
come by     
acquire, get, land, lay hold of, obtain, procure, score     (slang)   secure, take possession of, win  
come clean     
acknowledge, admit, come out of the closet, confess, cough up     (slang)   'fess up     (U.S.)   get (something) off one's chest     (informal)   make a clean breast of, own up, reveal, sing     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   spill one's guts     (slang)  
come down  
1    decline, degenerate, descend, deteriorate, fall, go downhill, go to pot     (informal)   reduce, worsen  
2    choose, decide, favour, recommend  
come down on     
bawl out     (informal)   blast, carpet     (informal)   chew out     (U.S. & Canad. informal)   criticize, dress down     (informal)   give (someone) a rocket     (Brit. & N.Z. informal)   jump on     (informal)   lambast(e), put down, rap over the knuckles, read the riot act, rebuke, reprimand, tear into     (informal)   tear (someone) off a strip     (Brit. informal)  
come down to     
amount to, boil down to, end up as, result in  
come down with     
ail, be stricken with, catch, contract, fall ill, fall victim to, get, sicken, take, take sick  
come forward     
offer one's services, present or proffer oneself, volunteer  
come in     
appear, arrive, cross the threshold, enter, finish, reach, show up     (informal)  
come in for     
acquire, bear the brunt of, endure, get, receive, suffer  
come off     
go off, happen, occur, succeed, take place, transpire     (informal)  
come on  
1    advance, develop, improve, make headway, proceed, progress  
2    appear, begin, take place  
come out  
1    appear, be announced, be divulged, be issued, be published, be released, be reported, be revealed  
2    conclude, end, result, terminate  
come out with     
acknowledge, come clean, declare, disclose, divulge, lay open, own, own up, say  
come round  
1    accede, acquiesce, allow, concede, grant, mellow, relent, yield  
2    come to, rally, recover, regain consciousness, revive  
3    call, drop in, pop in, stop by, visit  
come through  
1    accomplish, achieve, make the grade     (informal)   prevail, succeed, triumph  
2    endure, survive, weather the storm, withstand  
come up     
arise, crop up, happen, occur, rise, spring up, turn up  
come up to     
admit of comparison with, approach, compare with, equal, match, measure up to, meet, resemble, rival, stand or bear comparison with  
come up with     
advance, create, discover, furnish, offer, present, produce, propose, provide, submit, suggest  

Dictionnaire anglais Collins English synonyme-Thesaurus  

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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.
come on
Slang; written abbreviation, there`s no difference in pronunciation for "c`mon "and "come on".
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.
consider something seriously and start taking actions about it
to visit unexpectedly or inconventiently
the whole family descended on us for the weekend
term coined by the James Bond movie, meaning that a great danger will come for Bond to overcome
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a very creative person; someone who is always able to come up with fresh ideas
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
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
disconnection of active online presence and accounts upon user's death.
A set of one’s web assets, created with the intention of facilitating the transference of online assets and value upon ones death.
electronic virtual assets belonging to an individual that are transferred upon his/her death to a designed heir
[Tech.] also "digital legacy"
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
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
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
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.
a misfit; something or someone looking/behaving in a manner that comes in contradiction with the general context
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