come+about

  • 1come about — {v.} To take place; happen, occur. * /Sometimes it is hard to tell how a quarrel comes about./ * /When John woke up he was in the hospital, but he didn t know how that had come about./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 2come about — {v.} To take place; happen, occur. * /Sometimes it is hard to tell how a quarrel comes about./ * /When John woke up he was in the hospital, but he didn t know how that had come about./ …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 3come about — [v] happen arise, befall, come to pass, occur, result, take place, transpire; concept 701 …

    New thesaurus

  • 4come about — ► come about 1) happen; take place. 2) (of a ship) change direction. Main Entry: ↑come …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5come about — index arise (occur), occur (happen) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6come about — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms come about : present tense I/you/we/they come about he/she/it comes about present participle coming about past tense came about past participle come about 1) to happen, especially by chance come about… …

    English dictionary

  • 7come about — verb come to pass (Freq. 4) What is happening? The meeting took place off without an incidence Nothing occurred that seemed important • Syn: ↑happen, ↑hap, ↑go on, ↑pass off …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8come about — PHRASAL VERB When you say how or when something came about, you say how or when it happened. [V P through n] Any possible solution to the Irish question can only come about through dialogue... [V P] That came about when we went to Glastonbury… …

    English dictionary

  • 9come about — verb a) To come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen. We have to ask, how did this come about? b) …

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  • 10come\ about — v To take place; happen, occur. Sometimes it is hard to tell how a quarrel comes about. When John woke up he was in the hospital, but he didn t know how that had come about …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 11come about — intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. happen 2. to change direction < the wind has come about into the north > 3. to shift to a new tack …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 12come about — Synonyms and related words: about ship, alter, ameliorate, attain fulfillment, attend, back and fill, be changed, be converted into, be found, be met with, be realized, be renewed, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, become&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13come about — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. happen, occur, take place, result; see happen 1 , 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To take place: befall, betide, come, come off, develop, hap, happen, occur, pass, transpire. Idiom: come to pass. See HAPPEN …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14come about — the change came about in 1989 Syn: happen, occur, take place, transpire, fall; crop up, materialize, arise, arrive, appear, surface; ensue, follow; literary come to pass, befall …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15come about — Happen, come to pass. See come …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16come about — 1》 take place. 2》 (of a ship) change direction. → come …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17come about — happen, occur …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18come about — Syn: happen, occur, take place, transpire, fall, arise …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19come about (that … ) — ˌcome aˈbout (that…) derived to happen • Can you tell me how the accident came about? Main entry: ↑comederived …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20To come about — Come Come, v. i. [imp. {Came}; p. p. {Come}; p. pr & vb. n. {Coming}.] [OE. cumen, comen, AS. cuman; akin to OS.kuman, D. komen, OHG. queman, G. kommen, Icel. koma, Sw. komma, Dan. komme, Goth. giman, L. venire (gvenire), Gr. ? to go, Skr. gam.&#8230; …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English