come on
intransitive verb Date: 15th century 1. a. to advance by degrees <
darkness came on
>
b. to begin by degrees <
rain came on toward noon
>
2. a. please — used in cajoling or pleading b. — used interjectionally to express astonishment, incredulity, or recognition of a put-on 3. to project an indicated personal image <
comes on as a conservative
>
4. to show sexual interest in someone; also to make sexual advances — usually used with to <
tried to come on to her
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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